Once More With Feeling

Three more days of the Bush presidency! (Though I know I’ll keep writing “the Bush presidency” on my checks until some time around the 2010 midterm election.) L and the Ukelele seem to have somehow scored tickets for the inauguration–I won’t lie to you, my 2-year-old is extremely connected. Me, I’ll watch history being made from Canada, warming myself by writing history of science lectures.

As the Bush presidency goes gently into that good night, I’d like to repost this poster Joey deVilla put up a year or so ago, just so we can all remember everything we are bidding adieu to. In some saner worlds, this would have been the only campaign poster Obama (or hell, John Kerry) ever needed.

No griping about the size, please; that’s what evokes the long delirious slog of the last eight years. I’ll put it behind a cut after inauguration day. Until then: scroll, baby, scroll.

Let the good times scroll.

Good times.


  1. Cool poster, though it’s frustrating in that half of it should have been enough 4 years ago to do the job. Lists are fun, imagine either George Carlin or William S. Burroughs reciting this one. All in the delivery! p.s. W. still has 2 days to slap together some martial law [he’s still Commander-in-Chief] and bunker down in the White House rec room. Tick-tock!

  2. While we’re all happy to see Bush go, let’s not get carried away. First, Rob, the poster above would only work on a nation with a historical memory longer than three weeks; ergo, it would be lost on America.

    Second, we might begin to construct a similar poster for Obama, even before he takes office. The first line can read “Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon”. The second line can read “increase the size of the Army by 65,000 soldiers and the Marines by 27,000 troops”. The third can read “One President at a time”.

    Celebrate Obama’s inauguration if you like, since he was the least worst of the war criminals who got a callback audition last fall, but a trained historian with access to the statements of the Obama camp should know better than to expect any changes in policy.

  3. @Matt: I have until January 20!

    My bad. I had forgotten that policy.

    Carry on.

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