George Bush, From Bizarro World or Animal House?

Eugene Robinson writes about the President on Another Planet:

As for George Bush, what on earth is on his mind?

Even conservatives have begun openly assessing the president’s intellect, especially its impermeability to new information. Cable television pundit Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, devoted a segment of his MSNBC show to “George Bush’s mental weakness,” with a legend at the bottom of the screen that impertinently asked: “IS BUSH AN ‘IDIOT’?”

It’s tempting to go there, but I’m not sure we’d get very far. While we have the president on the couch, I’m more interested in trying to understand his emotional response — or lack of response — to the chaos he has spawned.

Robinson can’t figure out what Bush is thinking with his Iraq policies, wondering  if he is “just trying to hold on until January 2009, when all this will become somebody else’s problem?”

I can’t help Robinson out with figuring out what Bush has on his mind, but I could suggest the planet Bush is on–the Bizarro World. Superman (and Seinfeld) fans know this as the planet where everything is backwards. Or perhaps Bush is just stuck in a movie. This is from Washington Whispers:

Animal House in the West Wing

He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we’re learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he’s still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can’t get enough of fart jokes. He’s also known to cut a few for laughs, especially when greeting new young aides, but forget about getting people to gas about that.

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