Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Maybe I'm not going to go that far with Bush, although I was a little alarmed at how much surging anger came to the surface when the images of Bush boarding the Executive One helicopter taking him to Andrews AFB came on the screen. Given how he mocked Karla Faye Tucker's pleas for mercy before he denied her a stay of execution (which was probably more consideration than he gave the cases of any other death row inmates in Texas -- the average amount of time he spent reviewing such cases was reportedly 15 minutes), I really wouldn't feel unusually bad about wishing that man ill. He was, after all, responsible for the deaths of hundred of thousands more people than Karla Faye. Somehow it's just not enough that he can't hurt the country any further.