aren't they a great pair? when i was reading the NYT article about illegal spying, i was struck by how ridiculous it all seemed. according to the patriot act he was ALLOWED to spy on us legally through one mechanism, and he created a secret agency to do it illegally through another. why? i think he wants to play a spy, and dick cheney wanted no oversight whatsoever.
and then I saw this picture, with Bush spouting off in front of the Rough Rider himself... well, it seemed too apt to let pass. Bush wants to be Theodore Roosevelt, he wants to live in an era when most North Americans were actually behind imperialism. he wants to ride on his white horse all over the Middle East and Latin America, and have the country aplaud him. Just like he wants applause for tapping our phones and purging "terrorists." But we're not going to let him, and now he is sad. sorry george.