Tuesday, August 15, 2006

George W. + Camus

Slate did a hilarious parody of W's book report on The Stranger by Camus.


Blogger J. said...

Not bad--Sadly, even though a spoof, it does reinforce the lack of respect anyone has for Bush's intellectual prowess. Face it, when GWB tries to look smart the best he can manage is puzzled.

Meanwhile, I happened to catch some of Bill Clinton's speech at the global AIDS conference in Toronto today and it drives the contrast home--he may have liked interns a little more than he should have, since he was already living in that fine institution of marriage (sorry) but he would never be parodied for being stupid.

He shared some thoughts about the problem with Medicaid--the idea that there are people who need drugs for AIDS in the U.S. who are above the poverty line cutoff for Medicaid but who can't afford the 3+ grand a year for treatment.

Our medical system is far from perfect, but I'd hate to have to be underinsured and living in the states. Of course, it makes us socialists having this care available...

8/15/2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Bill Clinton was a good president. I don't care that he screwed around with his intern because it didn't affect the way he did his job and that's between him and his wife. I don't know that W is necessarily as dumb as everyone says he is, but he has made so many bad decisions. I realize he didn't make them all by himself, but he went along with them.

There are so many uninsured working people in this country. There should be a law that every employer has to provide insurance. I guess that still won't cover the self-employed people though.

8/18/2006 10:44 AM  

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