Saturday, March 19, 2005

Appointees get a Screech

For those of us in the reality-based community, Bush's growing list of offensive government appointees cannot be parodied or satirized. The list presents itself as auto-parody and black comedy. We are at a loss for words to describe the new level of obscenity. It can only be answered with a screech.

OK, maybe I was wrong. Now that I see Ted Rall's editorial cartoon on this, I guess the intrinsic auto-parody could at least be pushed further just barely enough to make the point. But, really, I mean look at how little is the distance between Ted Rall's hillarious appointees and Bush's actual appointees! I might easily get confused and think that Bush's list is a parody of Rall's list.

See Ted Rall's cartoon at

Note: For those of you who are very young or live very far from the US, here's what you need to know about Rall's satirical list of appointees:
* David Duke was a leader of the racist KKK.
* Hugh Hefner is the founder of "Playboy Magazine"
* Saddam Hussein needs no introduction; recall only that he killed many Kurds.
* Satan is the anti-Pope. So following the Bush logic, of course he would be the best appointee as ambassador to the Pope's Vatican City.

Next you need to know that Bush's real list of appointees is worse than this.


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