Bush's misleading and illegal tendencies, or: This ain't no blowjob

Not only is Bush (and possibly Kerry as well) violating a federal law by using the American flag in campaign advertisements, he's also hiring actors to pose as journalists in fake TV news spots being sent to many local news stations. Not a bad way to get free advertising if you don't mind misleading the public (and Bush, like many politicians, doesn't seem to mind that at all).

Of course, this wouldn't be a proper anti-Bush blog entry if I didn't mention his exploitation of the September 11th terrorist attacks in his campaign ads or the mysterious lack of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

When Bill Clinton was in office, people spent many years and many millions of dollars to rake him over the coals for having an extramarital affair and then lying about it. The time and expense was justified, they said, because he betrayed the trust of both his family and the country.

I don't know about you folks, but it seems to me that lying about some hanky panky in the oval office ain't shit compared to lying about matters of national security to justify going to war or exploiting the nation's grief and anger for personal gain. Not to mention breaking at least one actual law in the process (which, granted, he could exempt himself from -- but he hasn't). Where are those people now? Where are the inquiries and impeachment hearings and the national media overload?

I guess the shittiest thing about all this is that I don't care much more for Kerry than I do for Bush. Democracy is all well and good until you have to choose between a bad liar and a good liar. Do I want to know that my country is eating itself ass-first, or do I want to remain blissfully ignorant and munch on a nice big juicy steak?