RICH TURKEY GOODNESS
The NYT’s Frank Rich catches fake turkey fever:
[Bush] got away with using a stunt turkey as the photo-op centerpiece during his surprise Thanksgiving 2003 visit to the troops in Iraq.
He got away with? Help me out here, Frank; what’s the standard punishment for a president caught in possession of a “stunt turkey”? Is it normal that the user of a “stunt turkey” faces retribution? Indeed, what is a “stunt turkey”, besides someone who doesn’t even read his own newspaper’s corrections?
These fake-turkey conspiracists are fools, and Karl Rove is laughing at them. Why? Well, it’s a ruse as old as politics itself. While Bush distracted journalists by holding a turkey, the real fake turkey was being SERVED TO THE TROOPS! Connecticut National Guard sergeant Paul Tarbox blows the lid off the greatest scandal since the earth’s surface cooled to a degree that would allow life:
Tarbox recalled eating “fake” turkey at Thanksgiving. “The Army calls it turkey, but we don’t know what it is,” he said.
(Emphasis mine.) That deep intel on turkey fakeness was right, oh yes; but journalists simply looked in the wrong place. Now that his crime has been exposed, I expect Bush will resign within hours.
(Via Sissy Willis and Will Stroock)
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