Sunday, September 23, 2007

Forget Obama. I got a crush on Mahmoud.

I certainly believe that in a democratic society, the citizens have a fundamental right to question the actions of the President. To paraphrase Michael J. Fox's character from The American President, it's our responsibility because this is our president. We have a right to voice our concerns and to vote for those who we think will best lead the country.

However, I don't think we should pay that much attention to what leaders of other countries are saying about our leader, especially leaders of certain countries which have a history of ill will towards us. I believe things are seriously warped over at Daily Kos if one of his "diarists" thinks it's worthwhile to examine Bush through the lens of Ahmadinejad.
I know I'm a Jewish lesbian and he'd probably have me killed. But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon...

I want to be very clear. There are certainly many things about Ahmadinejad that I abhor — locking up dissidents, executing of gay folks, denying the fact of the Holocaust, potentially adding another dangerous nuclear power to the world and, in general, stifling democracy. Even still, I can’t help but be turned on by his frank rhetoric calling out the horrors of the Bush Administration and, for that matter, generations of US foreign policy preceding.

If Bush was speaking "blunt truths" about Admadinejad, would they post about that? I know, I'm stupid for even asking such a question. Of course they wouldn't.


  1. Yeah, well, you get ten of thousands of readers and probably hundreds of diaries per day from these visitors and you'll get a bit of ill-considered, overheated rhetoric.

  2. Happens all over, I guess. I've seen plenty of it in the right side of the blogosphere as well as the left, and even down the middle.