Theme song for the BUSH-WAH Fantasy

When I hear his bully boys talk about how, in 50 years, with the Middle East transformed into American Protectorates, running democratic elections, freely choosing from among the candidates we allow them to have, people will all look back at George W Bush as the GREATEST.

Funny how that sort of megalomania is remembered in history, oh their names are remembered -- Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, Stalin, Batista, Castro, Somoza, et al -- creepy fantasists who didn't care how many people died if there was the merest chance they'd be one of the BIG SHOTS.

Every time I look at photos or news footage of him, cold cold eyes looking out from behind a mask that's become increasingly more difficult to contort into a smile -- the eyes so cold they remind of nothing so much as Second City's Dave Thomas' terrifyingly accurate impersonation of Bob Hope working a crowd -- cold, calculating, manipulative -- except that Mr Hope (1) did it to make people laugh,* and (2) was able to make his act work.

And so thinking ahead 50 years (if that's even conceivable let alone possible) and the wreckage still being cleaned up from the madness of Boy George, I think of Billy Joel's song on 52d Street --- BIG SHOT (You Had To Be a Big Shot, Dincha?")**

I'm not the world's biggest Billy Joel fan, but he sure knew how to spot a phony with a swagger.


* Monkey Boy ALSO makes people laugh, but AT him and not WITH him, and laughs filled with hatred and contempt -- a true showing of the teeth.

"...You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose...

Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you
You had to open up your mouth
You had to be a big shot, didn't you
All your friends were so knocked out
You had to have the last word, last night
You know what everything's about
You had to have a white hot spotlight
You had to be a big shot last night"


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