Rape of the Sabine WomenRemember when Clinton left office, and Greater Wingnuttia and The Elite Punditry (Worst. Band. Name. Ever) got all screechy about how, allegedly, the departing Clinton staffers "vandalized" the White House and caused tons and tons and tons of damage and destruction? And then remember how all that furious squeaking turned out to be nothing more, and nothing less, than a whole metric assload of pure, unadulterated, manufactured, hysterical Bushite bullshit?

Remember that? I do.

Lots and lots of Responsible Reporters and Pundits fell for that crap. As well as (lips curling to sneer) certain Very Sensible Democrats.

Good times, good times.

(Pauses. Contemplates. Resumes.)

But would you all right now allow me to point something out?

(Clears throat)

This evening, even as we speak, or blog, whatever, the Bush administration is in the process of LEAVING THE FUCKING WHITE HOUSE WITH A FUCKING SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION (BILLION!) DOLLAR BAILOUT OF ABSURDLY IRRESPONSIBLE WALL STREET FIRMS, combined with ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING ACCOUNTABILITY OR OVERSIGHT.

That there will be less outrage over this crap than the mythical missing "W" keys indicates that ours is an utterly debased polity. Like, if you needed any more evidence for this than, say, Iraq. And, you know, the hundreds of thousands of corpses.

Right. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a coma I need to drink myself into. BBL.

(For the record, anyone interested in how come liberal blogs use bad words, this is, like, pretty much exactly why.)