At another propaganda stop at an Air Force base outside Reno yesterday, the worst American military leader since Custer and proud architect of the “greatest strategic disaster in United States history” demanded that his captive audience “feel each day as you did on Sept. 12, 2001.”
Interesting choice of dates. While the president can hardly fall down without saying “September the 11th,” the truth is that Sept. 11 wasn’t all that great a day for an administration that was widely seen as a bunch of old Nixon-Reagan Era crooks who had managed to slither into the White House one last time.
With Bush on the run like a little girl, Cheney holed up in his bunker, Rumsfeld hiding in his office and the entire U.S. military curiously unable to halt the progress of a few hijacked passenger jets lazily looping over dozens of Air Force bases, Americans were so desperate for some kind of leadership that they turned to an opera-loving New York mayor with gay roommates. -- Alex Pareene Wonkette