Wednesday, August 23, 2006


John "Assrocket" Hinderaker, one of Powerline's Brain Trust. apparently went to see W yesterday in the courtly circumstance (surrounded by just a handful of kneepadded sycophants) which brings out the best in Prince Bunnypants. According to John at least. Remember, this is the same guy who, about a year ago, went out on a limb to declare W a "genius":

"It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile."

So I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that Assrocket goes all swoony when admitted to the Royal Chambers. Still, perhaps they should, as we used to say, "get a room, fer Chrissakes."

John found it, "an absolutely riveting experience." It seems though, as if John imagines himself as rescuer, White Knight riding to the defense of his embattled liege, for he goes way out of his way to fluff up W in the gravitas department.

"The conventional wisdom is that Bush is not a very good speaker. But up close, he is a great communicator, in a way that, in my opinion, Ronald Reagan was not. He was by turns instructive, persuasive, and funny. His persona is very much that of the big brother. Above all, he was impassioned. I have never seen a politician speak so evidently from the heart, about big issues--freedom, most of all. "

Why it's as if he's responding to the way even brownshirts like Joe Scarborough are asking "Is Bush an idiot?" Or possibly to other wholly credible reports (like U. S. News and World Report's) that he's a total lout:

"He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes. He's also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that."

Yeah, who doesn't find it funny when somebody wipes out on their bicycle? Who doesn't like to cut the cheese for their subordinates? Who doesn't like to ride a bike alongside the people he's forced to run in 100-degree heat, taunting -- in a "good natured" way?

One wonders if John is an S/M bottom and so really gets into the spirit of these hijinks, and perhaps that accounts for his hyperventilating hagiography. You have to wonder though, when Ass Rocket says that W's "persona is very much that of the big brother," have we entered that Orwellian irony-free zone, where we all have to pretend that Orwell never existed?


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