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Friday, July 29, 2005

What? You Scared?

When I was growing up boys used to challenge each other to do things that seemed courageous but were in fact quite stupid - sometimes even life threatening. The ultimate challenge that could never be refused was the Double-Dog Dare - if someone double-dog dared you then you either did it or were socially shifted to the bottom of the pecking order, often with cat-calls of, "What are you? Chicken?" Today that has been somewhat modified - instead of calling guys "chicken" they are asked, "What? You skeered?" Can't be scared in the urban jungle, that can cost you your life.

It occurs to me (after having read The Rude Pundit yesterday) that the Bush Administration has been operating like a pack of petulant pubescent punks, and the best way to shut them down is to give them a taste of their own medicine. We have to demand that they open up all of their records - from Judge Roberts' Iran-Contra dealings to Cheney's energy task force details and everything in between. When they balk we have jump in their face and ask them, "What are you trying to hide? What? You scared? You Skeered? If you have nothing to hide then put up or shut up." Nothing will shunt them quicker than them being punked in front of their base - their base understands power and when they see Bush's bitties being brow-beaten by liberals - liberals - they'll write off the Bush Administration quicker than a teen-aged boy gets happy to see Beyonce.

We have to think boldly, so let's work that theme - "What are you trying to hide?" - and watch Bush try to dance like they do it in North Carolina...

Emancipated by Athanasius @ 12:30 PM

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Oscar, you are doing such a great job with this! thank you. although, I have to admit to doing a double-take at the image of you reading the Rude One!:-)

as soon as the DAJ Chair election is over (Aug. 6), I can jump back into the ring and be more present. thanks to y'all for taking up several levels since demfest!


hugs,
Terri

Posted by Blogger Terri @ Saturday, July 30, 2005 3:42:00 AM #
 

Yeah, I read the Rude One - he has some of the most insightful commentary that you will find, if you can tolerate his, um, rudeness. It's not a problem for me, although I wouldn't surround myself with that kind of conversation 24/7.

Posted by Blogger Athanasius @ Sunday, July 31, 2005 9:44:00 AM #
 
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