Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

Maureen Dowd paints a portrait of a narcissist and his well-trained retinue

http://www.topplebush.com/oped2383.shtml

[Jesus II] Won't Read This
by Maureen Dowd
The New York Times
December 14, 2005

WASHINGTON

Never ask a guy who's in a bubble if he's in a bubble. He can't answer.

'Cause he's in a bubble.

But the NBC anchor Brian Williams gamely gave it a shot, showing [Jesus II] the Newsweek cover picturing him trapped in a bubble.…

[Jesus II] may fly over all walks of life in Air Force One or drive by them and hide behind dark-tinted windows. In his bubble, he floats through a comforting world of doting women, respectful military audiences, loyal [Bushist] donors and screened partisan groups—with protesters, Democrats, journalists, critics and coffins of dead soldiers kept at bay.…

[Jesus II's] bubble requires constant care. It's not easy to keep out huge tragedies like Katrina, or flawed policies like Iraq. As Newsweek noted, a foreign diplomat "was startled when Secretary of State Rice warned him not to lay bad news on [Jesus II]. 'Don't upset him,' she said."

Heaven forbid. Don't burst his bubble.

[I don't like the bubble metaphor. You can see out of a bubble. Jesus II is kept in a windowless room into which his minions come frequently to praise him, worship him, gently steer him, or whatever.]
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