June 18, 2004

Sid Vicious

Sidney Blumenthal, writing in the Guardian:

I joined a boisterous reunion of more than 200 former cabinet members (a cabinet that looked like America), advisors, staffers, friends, and Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul of Miramax. Hardly any of us had set foot in the White House since Clinton had departed. We felt completely at home, yet out of place. We had worked here every day for years and were now infidels in the temple.

The ceremony was like a Christmas truce in the trenches during the first world war. Bush, who had previously denigrated his predecessor, now graciously paid tribute, listing attributes that inevitably created comparison with himself, but different from Reagan: "A deep and far-ranging knowledge of public policy, a great compassion for people in need, and the forward-looking spirit that Americans like in a president."

Gosh, sounds like poor Sid Blumenthal was forced to hunker down with UBL himself in remote Baluchistan or such.

And doubtless Harvey Weinstein's presence added to the blush-cheeked, boisterous, apple-pie chomping American air...

Or, at least, this America.

P.S. Lighten up Sid; this wasn't a WWI Christmas Armistice--it was a portrait unveiling...

I mean, even MaDo thought Dubya was pleasant enough with Bill and Hillary!

Posted by Gregory at June 18, 2004 10:51 AM
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