Saturday, September 04, 2004
Eccentric Estrich: Former Dukakis campaign manager Susan Estrich has a particularly vile column out.
Will it be the three, or is it four or five, drunken driving arrests that Bush and Cheney, the two most powerful men in the world, managed to rack up? (Bush's Texas record has been sealed. Now why would that be? Who seals a perfect driving record?)
After Vietnam, nothing is ancient history, and Cheney is still drinking. What their records suggest is not only a serious problem with alcoholism, which Bush but not Cheney has acknowledged, but also an even more serious problem of judgment. Could Dick Cheney get a license to drive a school bus with his record of drunken driving? (I can see the ad now.) A job at a nuclear power plant? Is any alcoholic ever really cured? So why put him in the most stressful job in the world, with a war going south, a thousand Americans already dead and control of weapons capable of destroying the world at his fingertips.
It has been said that in the worst of times, Kissinger gave orders to the military not to obey Nixon if he ordered a first strike. What if Bush were to fall off the wagon? Then what? Has America really faced the fact that we have an alcoholic as our president?
I doubt Estrich was so concerned when we had a lecher as president. Or that one guy who was addicted to painkillers.
And the interesting thing is that Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) classifies Estrich as non-partisan because she was part of Arnold Schwarzenegger's transition team. Maybe they should reconsider -- she seems pretty obviously partisan to me.