Thursday, March 23, 2006

Can't Someone Else Do It?

David Martin, author of "My Friend 'W'," has a hilarious op-ed in today's Boston Globe. The piece, entitled "A generous Bush always thinking of others," riffs off of the president's recent statement that "future presidents" would end up being responsible for withdrawing forces from Iraq. Martin imagines other problems that Bush might suggest are better handled by someone else. Here's a sample:

"Given the precarious state of the economy," said the US president, "it would be irresponsible of me to interfere at this point in time. I really think it's best if someone else handles it."

Suspending tax cuts for the wealthy is another issue apparently best left to future presidents.

"I handed out those tax cuts," said Bush. "So how would it look if all of a sudden I took them back? Again, I think it's better that someone new make that decision."


Asked how he intends to spend his remaining political capital, the president said that he would not be undertaking any major new initiatives in the next two years. "Let's face it," said Bush. "Anything I tried to do now would just need to be fixed up by some future president anyway. I think it's best for the nation if I just do nothing."
If only that were true...