December 10, 2003

Reading The Greats

You've probably already seen this story. France and Germany are shut out of contracts for work in Iraq, per the Bush administraiton's orders. National security reasons were cited, among others. But it is a political move to punish France and Germany for having the gall to oppose Bush. This week, they expressed a negative reaction to their exclusion.

Someone I know wrote that they suppose France and Germany had never heard of the Tale of the Little Red Hen.

That's the perfect explanation. The president is probably drawing from his current reading material. Maybe the next policy decision can be based on the president's favorite: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

The Bush administration eats the surplus, eats jobs, eats social programs, eats us into deficit, eats civil rights, and eventually gets so bloated it turns into something unrecognizable.

(No disrespect to Eric Carle and his excellent book -- one of my favorites as a child.)

Posted by James at December 10, 2003 5:15 PM
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So when does Bush turn into a beautiful butterfly?

Posted by: Chuck S. at December 11, 2003 8:05 AM

These books are just about his intellect level.

What was Laura, with her MLS, thinking when she married him? He would be easy to impress/not a threat intelectually? Hmm. One wonders.

Posted by: Patti M. at December 11, 2003 10:29 AM

on a tangent from Eric Carle - Laurent de Brunhoff is supposed to be at the MFA this Saturday afternoon, signing his new book.

Posted by: beth at December 11, 2003 5:21 PM

Awww there you go misunderestimating him again. It's all part of a grand political strategery which, alas, cannot be shared because of national security concerns.

Posted by: Steve at December 11, 2003 9:31 PM

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