Thursday, February 19, 2004

Ye Puritan Times

It amazes me that something as complex as our country can be brought to a screeching halt by the mere sight of a woman's breast. Dodging the bullet, President Bush went out of his way to tell reporters that he had fallen asleep before the Nipplegate incident during the Super Bowl halftime. (For being the leader of the free world, this guy seems to have a lot of spare time.) Hunter Thompson thinks this strategy isn't good enough:

This is no time for the "leader of the free world" to be falling asleep at massively-popular sporting events. He is already trailing heavily in polls among football fans and young males who would do anything to see a naked female nipple during halftime at the Super Bowl.

That is a hell of a lot of eligible voters to insult when your chances of living in the White House this time next year are less than 50-50.

Was he drunk? Does he fear the sight of an uncovered nipple? Was he lying? Does he believe in his heart that there are more evangelical Christians in this country than football fans and sex-crazed yoyos with unstable minds? Is he really as dumb as he looks and acts?

Given the overwhelming evidence, I'll assume that last question is rhetorical.