Thursday, August 04, 2005

Is This Really The Symbolism You Want Called To Mind

Got this from my buddy rorschach over at No Capital. Apparently, the Little King was in Grapevine, Texas - home of the World's Greatest Texan That Doesn't Play Guitar And Isn't Molly Ivins - to receive something called The Thomas Jefferson Award from some group of rich white guys called the American Legislative Exchange Council. He gave a speech, and of course, it was a lot of empty words about how everything he does is wonderful and if you disagree you hate America, but I could've written that for him.

Now, the fact they're giving a guy like Bush an award named after a guy like Jefferson is a laugh and a half, of course, but the real funny bit is in the lede paragraph in The Daily Texan. Dig this:

Roads were shut down Wednesday and residents living in nearby apartments between Dooley and Ruth Wall Roads were warned not to look out of their windows Wednesday.

Got me? Residents were warned not to look out their windows as Bush's royal procession or whatever passed through. I'm not sure if this is standard procedure or what, but it does seem odd to me that people who pay their taxes can't sit in the comfort of their own kitchens and watch the damn president ride down the road.

I shudder to think what happened or what would've happened to folks who decided they could look out whatever damn window they please. Strange days indeed.