Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fun with captions!

Let it never be said that I don't fulfill my promises.
Actually, I truly am afflicted with writer's block today. Self-fulfilling prophecy?

"The Big Red Machine was a baseball team, Mr. President!"
"Stretch, find a nice cell in Syria for this commie, heh, heh."


PoliShifter said...

"Big Red Machine? Is that where they make them Big Red Chewing Gums?"

My Inner French Girl said...

Bonjour, Randal!

I have to say, I despise Bush as much as the next bleeding-heart liberal, but I was suitably impressed two weeks ago when he actually had the cajones to not only stand on ceremony when the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal, but he also sat next to His Holiness. Oh my God, are those donkeys I hear flying?

Hell, even Clinton only did the minimum and "accidentally" ran into Gore and the Dalai Lama during a chat. Never thought I'd ever say this, but hell, Bush may have more balls than the Big C.


Randal Graves said...

Pure photo-op. Bush cares about peace as much as I care about the well-being of the neocons. Peace isn't profitable. Don't be fooled. :)

My Inner French Girl said...

Bonjour, Randal!

I'm sure it was for purely political purposes. But I'm pragmatic enough to know that, whatever the motivation, he didn't have to do it. Bush has never tried to curry favor with the liberal, pro-Tibet crowd, and there was no reason to start now, especially knowing the reaction he would provoke from China.

Frankly, I couldn't care less if the Tibetans paid him to do it. Knowing the brutal treatment of Tibetans by the Chinese, it was a real blow to the Communist Party's Tibet policy and a more-than-implicit support of the Dalai Lama. No US president in recent memory has ever participated in an official capacity with anything involving the Dalai Lama for some stupid fear that the Chinese would retaliate in some way that would harm our trade relations.

I especially loved the photograph where His Holiness is flanked by Bush and Speaker Pelosi during the medal ceremony. Really, that was even more memorable than the photograph of Clinton on the White House lawn with Arafat and Rabin in 1994.

Of course, having said that, I will do whatever I can to make sure that Bush never occupies the White House again. Too bad Stephen Colbert pulled out of the race. He was totally my man.