Topic: "Eight Nine Four" (4)
The absence of intellectual curiosity, the lack of familiarity with different cultures, and the unwillingness to compromise, are what polite people say highlight the weaknesses of George W. Bush. It goes without saying, dear reader, that George W. Bush has never earned anything. The privileges of wealth gained him academic entrance, business opportunity, and political gain. Frodo differs from the polite by his insistence upon his belief that Bush is a true moron.
"Moron" is defined, in part, by Webster as "a very stupid person." The very general nature of that definition gives Frodo considerable leeway in his assessment of the failures produced by George W. Bush. Frodo asserts that Bush always did just enough to get by, knowing that he would be bailed out if necessary. The "Iraq Study Group," for example, was called initially by Republican friends of Daddy Bush, like James Baker, to politely re-direct attention to some avenue of exit from the morass. Junior, it seems, was too big for a spanking, but not smart enough to figure that out for himself.
Soon, this will all be behind us, or will it? Frodo actually experienced a little perecardial infarction today when he discovered the standing of John McCain in his graduating class at the Naval Academy. Among a class of 899, John McCain, the inheritor of a string of Naval Academy graduates, whose father was an Admiral, ranked fifth from the bottom.
In his own mind, Frodo envisions McCain standing on the podium in St. Paul Minnesota, accepting the Republican nomination for the Presidency, while the enthralled chant (as opposed to "Four More Years'):
"894." "894." "894."
The only mystery left to the imagination would be the comparative standing of George W. Bush in the same class. Frodo thinks it would've ended in a tie.