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My Moment of Greatness — And I Wasn’t. Even. There.

From the Washington Post, SamGail brings you this entertaining piece (in that Hellraiser sort of way) in account of a Bush campaigning appearance in Springfield, Missouri, where the great wartime president stopped in to show solidarity with Sen. James M. Talent (R-Mo.) just a few days before the big one.

My greatest fear has always been that my moment of greatness would come—and I wouldn’t even realize it. Sort of like when my alarm clock goes off in the morning. I’m afraid it has happened, ladies and gentlemen, my personal tragedy breezing across the plains before its time, like so much hot air:

With pollsters and pundits declaring his Republican Party all but out of power in the White House and in danger of losing the Senate in Tuesday’s elections, Bush has embarked on a final 10-state blitz to save his congressional majorities—and essentially the remainder of his presidency.

…And he seems fired up by flag-waving crowds that greet him as a rock star, with young women screaming for him to come shake hands…

“Tell it like it is!” one man called out here.

“Attaboy, George!” yelled another.

Well, at least journalism was there to record it for posterity. And thanks, Gracie, or I might have gone off to bed this evening none the wiser…oh, the bittersweet burden of immortality. Tsk, tsk. More coffee.


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  1. peoplesgeography said, on 11/5/06 at 5:47 am

    lol :D

  2. Gracie said, on 11/5/06 at 9:19 am

    :) Love your sense of humor!

    Nice new look, btw.

  3. Midge Potts said, on 11/5/06 at 11:15 am

    Tell it like it is,

    those of us who were protesting outside the Springfield Expo were doing your name justive as well… here is a report:

    There were about 200 people from various groups maintaining a peaceful demonstration outside the Springfield Expo Center where President Bush was speaking.

    About 15 autonomous individuals started from the square with our 20 foot tall “Uncle Cham” puppet. A couple people wearing masks of W and Death were walking with a coffin for Democracy… there was also a soldier in uniform and other people with signs who joined us as we walked out of the square in the street down St. Louis Street toward the main group of protestors who were already gathered in front of the Expo center.

    Just as the Republicans were leaving the Expo Center, several of us were able to unfurl a 25 foot giant pink banner that read:





    We were chanting “This is what democracy looks like” some of the time… We were able to keep the banner up for about 5 minutes before somebody yaked it down.

    Does anybopdy who was there have any pictures? Post
    em if ya got ’em.

  4. tellitlikeitis said, on 11/5/06 at 3:34 pm

    I’m glad to hear it, Midge. And I wish I’d been there. Thank you for exercising democracy!!!

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