Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pile on

Christopher Buckley, son of William F, is one of the funniest writers around. He is excellent in short form, which is why my favorite of his books is Wry Martinis. He has written a number of satirical novels, my personal favorite being Little Green Men. In that story a secret government group fakes alien abductions and then they abduct a DC columnist (a somewhat disguised George Will.) It's quite funny. Thanks to the movie he is best known for Thank You For Smoking.

Anyway have a look at this article where the (conservative) Buckely writes in the (liberal) Washington Monthly about voting Dem in 06 and 08. For example:

Bob Woodward asked Bush 43 if he had consulted his father before invading Iraq. The son replied that he had consulted “a higher father.” That frisson you feel going up your spine is the realization that he meant it. And apparently the higher father said, “Go for it!” There are those of us who wish he had consulted his terrestrial one; or, if he couldn’t get him on the line, Brent Scowcroft. Or Jim Baker. Or Henry Kissinger. Or, for that matter, anyone who has read a book about the British experience in Iraq. (18,000 dead.)

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