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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!


Why I don't write letters to the editor

This is a letter that was published in Saturday's Arizona Republic, and which I quote in full (I can't be bothered to link to it):

I am sick of all of the liberals who do nothing but gripe and complain no matter what the president does.

George Bush is the best president the United States has ever had. We are fortunate to have a man like him who stands up for what is right, doesn't waver from his beliefs, delivers what he promises, cares about people across the country, mourns with the families of the dead and wounded, and isn't afraid to go to war to protect our lives and livelihood.

Don't you liberals understand that it is your left-wing policies, economics and philosophies that have caused the country so many problems?

Stop bashing morality and conservative values, and do your part to make this world a nicer, more caring place.

(I withhold the name to protect the idiotic.)

I almost had a stroke when I read this. I'm quite sure that Laura Bush doesn't even think her husband is the best president ever. I think Bill Clinton was a pretty good president and I don't even think he's in the Top Ten of great presidents. Without even consulting a history book to look at their achievements, I can list several presidents who are better than George II: Washington, Madison, Monroe, Polk (don't sell Polk short, people), Taylor, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Taft (bigger trust-buster than Teddy), FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Reagan, Clinton. Hell, Bush I was probably better than George II.

That's neither here nor there, however. The reason I don't write letters to the editor is because they only publish letters by people who are insane. And that makes it seems like everyone is insane. And that keeps the insanity going. I can say, "I can never have a conversation with a conservative because, as this guy proves, they're all insane." Of course that's not true, but that's what happens. Ridiculous.

I didn't make this letter up, by the way. I think this letter might have been written by Harriet Miers. Or a ten-year-old.


Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

I've had letters to the editor published. Watch who you call insane!

Actually, I'm trying to think who W is better than: maybe WH Harrison, probably Harding, possibly Grant. I always thought that Andrew Johnson was stuck in an untenable position.

And Poppa Bush was DEFINITELY better thsan his son. HE didn't go into Baghdad because HE knew it'd be a quagmire.

25/10/05 2:34 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I've also had letters to the editor published. I gave it up because the insanity seems to be winning!

25/10/05 2:53 PM  
Blogger LGP said...

Hey, glad to know you consider my long-dead distant relative to be one of the best!

25/10/05 9:27 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Just because you're named Polk, Logan, doesn't mean you're related!!!

I got a book about Polk for my dad a few years ago, and I flipped through it. Looked interesting, and since then I've learned a little bit more about him. Now I'm keen to read more, because it appears that he got a bit shafted in the history books. Best one-term president ever?

26/10/05 7:59 AM  
Blogger Nik said...

We get letters like this in my paper every week. I frequently put together or edit the editorial page and it takes a mighty act of willpower not to edit these idiots. I just grit my teeth and figure, well, Americans have the right to act like idiots, too.

26/10/05 9:54 AM  
Blogger Chris Cope said...

Maybe "ever" means something different to that person than the rest of us, like when my wife says "You don't ever do the dishes."

What she means is that I have not done the dishes in a week. By default, Bush is the greatest president to be in office within the last week. He is also the worst. And the gayest.

26/10/05 1:05 PM  

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