Friday, September 07, 2007

Mental midget in chief

Digby speaks for me:
    ...I do realize that I loathe Bush on a visceral level and always have, so I can't say that my impressions of him as person are particularly objective. He is a personality type I can't stand --- his privileged, macho arrogance and nasty, sophomoric social game of primitive dominance are about the least appealing characteristics I can think of in a man. Even if he weren't a complete idiot, which he is, he'd still be an asshole.

    But I've always wondered if the (dwindling) Bush cult really believed what they were saying when they said this man was brilliant and brave or if they were just caught up in the moment. I don't suppose we'll ever know. But whenever I read these "intimate" portraits of him, I'm always struck by the fact that he comes off even worse than I, who already loathe him, expect him to. These are ostensibly fair observers who were chosen by him and who were granted access because they weren't hostile. Yet, the portrait they paint is of a shockingly stupid, shallow conceited man who may even be delusional. What do you suppose someone who wasn't friendly would write?...

3 comments:

mbk said...

DIgby speaks for me, too. Great excerpt-- thanks!

Lynn said...

I thought that was a great post, too. My favorite line:

Even if he weren't a complete idiot, which he is, he'd still be an asshole.

Diane said...

When Digby is on (which is almost always), she is really on.

Lynn, I think that was my favorite line too.