Monday, November 01, 2004

Bush and Bin Laden: Long Lost Brothers?

Well, it's the eve of the election and I'm cautiously optimistic, with the operative word being "cautious." Despite the polls, I think Kerry is peaking and will win the election clearly, if not convincingly ... I'm thinking he'll beat Bush by 6-8 points in the the popular vote and get at least 290 electoral votes. That's my story and I'm stickin' with it.

But guess who came in from out of the shadows? Yes, your favorite mass murderer and mine, Osama Bin Laden. Surprisingly, he left the fire and brimstone at home and instead offered eerily well-reasoned rhetoric that should scare the bejeezus out of anyone who knows their history. For anyone who thought this guy was an insane wacko, his newest speech shows that maybe he's crazy like a fox ... neocons may not want to admit it, but Osama may be playing Bush and the U.S. like a fiddle ... and he's crafting a masterpiece.

The real crazy thing is that Bush and Osama actually have a great deal in common (Michael Moore notwithstanding). Think about it ... both of them are former self-indulgent, hedonists from rich families with heavy oil connections who, after partying themselves guilty, became stubborn, dogmatic religious zealots fighting holy wars against great "evils." Yikes!!! Were these guys seperated at birth?

I say we get rid of both of them, one far more authoritatively than the other. I'll leave it to you to decide which one deserves the worst fate. With the blood of a thousand troops and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians on his hands, the choice isn't as easy as you'd think.