Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Why is it so infuriatingly hard these days to have an original idea that knocks this guy?


I woke up at three in the morning with what I thought was a new idea.

“I’m a genius!” I congratulated myself. “I’m brilliant! Why didn’t I think of this before?”

“This” was the notion of comparing George Bush to “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” You know – the Aesop‘s fable about a lying shepherd boy who keeps announcing that a wolf is attacking his flock so often that when a real wolf finally comes, nobody will help the little snot and the wolf eats up his flock.

Perfect metaphor for the worst American president in history and his “war against WMD” in Iraq, right? Especially now that we have some wolves developing nukes in North Korea and Iran.

Right. In fact, I was so right that it turns out the same thought also occurred to, oh, maybe twenty billion or so other bloggers. For example, here:

http://www.hoolinet.com/IraqandtheMisuseoftheWaronTerror/
TheBoyWhoCriedWolf/tabid/98/Default.aspx

And here:

http://www.alternet.org/story/32752/

And here:

www.bloggerheads.com/archives/ 2005/07/the_boy_who_cri.asp - 18k –

And…oh, enough already. The only thing I want to know is when George's nose will start growing. But I suppose that's another story.

2 comments:

gefilte said...

Cheer up, I know for a fact that the Hoolinet gets all their ideas from old "Patty Duke" episodes.

bjbarron said...

This is sorta why progressives aren't doing very well with the electorate (outside of a few enclaves).

No original ideas that don’t have the sole purpose of trashing Bush.

Crank – just returning the favor you did for commenting on my blog. One thought I would like to leave you. George Bush is not a conservative. He spends too much, allows worse border security than Borders Bookstores, and kisses up too much to the religious right. He actually reminds me more of your typical southern democrat of 40 years ago or so.

I see him as a sort of interim President until we get to a real right-wing-death-beast type…or perhaps a libertarian candidate that isn’t a fruitbat.

I think I'll set up a 'crank' catagory on my side bar and start it up with you.

Trainer