Monday, November 08, 2010

Dubya: Explained

Part of what will sooner-than-deservedly be seen as former President George W. Bush's "quirk" was that his backstory seemed to fit so neatly into a classical template: The late-blooming WASP blueblood screw-up who rose high and fell hard trying to live up to the dynastic standard.

All the pieces were there: Cold, distant relationship with patriarch, prologned adolescence, supplementing of religious-devotion for alcoholism, mangetic-pull toward daddy figures... and now, thanks to his book and pending interview with Matt Lauer, we have the final one: Traumatic experiences with seemingly-derranged mother that he doesn't seem to realize were borderline-abusive.

Seriously... that's the sort of thing you see in the "origin story" flashback in a slasher movie. Ick.

5 comments:

Arturo said...

whoa....
unfortunately Halloween has already come and gone.

Sssonic said...

And here I was thinking Bush's "quirk" was that he sucked at his job and was one of the most incompetent people to have yet held that office.

Jacob Beck said...

Jesus. I'm wondering if saying "That explains EVERYTHING" would be appropriate.

Christopher said...

Geez, what a sad fucking life. Yeah he got to be Prez and all, but having a fucked up relationship with your parents because they're dicks is just miserable, nobody should have to go through that

1424nathan said...

"It was just a little old baby, no bigger than a squirrel. It didn't seem right to keep it that jar so I got me a shoebox and took out all the washers, nuts, and stuff out of it. Then I took the little feller, put him in the box and buried him right there in the corner of the yard. That seemed more proper to me I reckon.Mmhm." ~W