Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Can you feel it?

Arrgghh! Just when you think Joe Klein starts to get it:
The second day, a gothic journey into the partisan excesses of American politics, was all about what the Bush Administration has become. The President chose to campaign for two of the more skeevy candidates offered by the Republicans this year, the adulterous Pennsylvania Congressman Don Sherwood and the macaca-stained Virginia Senator George Allen.

You have to read through this to get there:
That was George W. Bush as I had first known him, passionate and compassionate, a convincing advocate for the need to reauthorize his No Child Left Behind Act, which uses tests to make schools accountable for their performance.

Gawd Awmighty! Still with the compassionate crap. I remember GWBush's compassion oozed out for Karla Fay Tucker:
'Please,'" Bush whimpers, his lips pursed in mock desperation, "'don't kill me.'"
Even closeted gay Repub weenie Tucker Carlson thought that was too much.

And of course, GWBush's greatest compassion is always for American soldiers:
U.S. Deaths Confirmed By The DoD: 2790
Reported U.S. Deaths Pending DoD Confirmation: 13
Total 2803
DoD Confirmation List

US Non Mortal Casuaties:
including non-hostile and medical evacuations
Non Mortal CasualtiesArmyNavyMarinesAir ForceTotal
Wounded - No Medical Air Transport Required8,8653305,03518414,414
Wounded - Medical Air Transport Required4,4931161,615496,273
Non-Hostile Injuries - Medical Air Transport Required5,1571938222586,430
Diseases - Medical Air Transport Required15,3234601,11776217,662
TOTAL - WOUNDED13,3584466,65023320,687
TOTAL - MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORTED24,9737693,5541,06930,365
TOTAL - NON-MORTAL CASUALTIES33,8381,0998,5891,25344,779