07 December 2006

A Really Bad Day



Yesterday poor President Bush had a day similar to Judith Viorst's character, Alexander, who was cursed with the Terrible, Horrible, Not Good Very Bad Day.

Both feel as if nobody understands them and that retreating to Australia seems to be a good idea. There is one major difference. Alexander really is understood and has a happy ending. Bush really is understood, but the only way the American public will have an even moderately less dismal result from Iraq will be if he actually does move to Australia.

All the real grown ups told Bush he was a complete and total failure and needed to sit down, shut up and let them run things. The chances that he will do so rank somewhere between slim and none.

Perhaps we could call in Donald Trump in to say sternly: You're Fired! Oops that is the job of the Congress. Maybe they could give us all a wonderful, marvelous, good, very happy day.

5 comments:

Rob said...

That was one of my favorite books as a kid. I haven't heard of that book in so long.

Jamie said...

I just love Judith Viorst and her sense of humor as typified by that title.

If you have never read them, pick up a copy of two of her books for adults:

How I Got to be 40 and Other Atrocities, and Suddenly Sixty

enigma4ever said...

wow- I loved her- can't believe that she writes for adults too- too cool...

yup- let's hope for a really really good day...

Jamie said...

"How I got to be 40" is laugh out loud hilarious. There is one whole section on all the different ways we make ourselves crazy guilty.

To this day I can't look at a bed without invisioning her stealing covers from her husband during the night and then getting "Milt Quilt Guilt".

Jamie said...

Just went looking for the Viorst books and found out she was all the way up to 70. So there is a whole series for 40, 50, 60 and 70.

Now I have to go shopping. :-)