Ha! Bush Getting it From Both Sides
I heard on NPR today an interview with the head of the Border Militiamen, who was talking about the upcoming protest he and his compatriots are planning soon at Bush's Crawford "ranch."
The guy said Bush was reelected largely because voters expected him to guard the American/Mexican border with a military presence in order to stem the burgeoning tide of illegal immigration.
"He hasn't done what we told him to do, and we're fed-up," the guy said. "So we're gonna go to Crawford and make our voices heard."
Though Bush is not expected to be at his ranch at the time, the militiaman said, "He won't be there, but he'll hear about it."
More than 2,000 militiamen are expected to attend the protest rally in Crawford. These types are not the gentle Cindy Sheehan types of protesters. These are prototypical rednecks whose right to own guns is a sacred principle. I'm sure most of them will be packing heat at the protest.
Gee, I wonder if the Crawford cops will be forcing them to toe the line regarding where they set up and how they behave like they did Sheehan's group? I wonder if they'll be docile and polite about it?
I take a lot of pleasure in knowing that a group of people whose mission and politics are so different from my own have jumped on the anti-Bush bandwagon.
It took a while, but I knew Bush would eventually get around to pissing off everyone in America about one thing or another.
After all, time wounds all heels.
Meanwhile, my mild mannered, barely political brother Billy has designed a fabulous T-shirt with an illustration of the snake that adorns the Mexican flag. The headline in bold red says, "AHORA SI." Though there is no true idiomatic translation, basically it means, "YES, NOW."
He asked if I wanted one.
Hell yes I want one.
As for the latest protesters at the Crawford Ranch, all I can say is, you go, girls.