Saturday, May 17, 2008

He didn’t punch any tables or shout at anybody

Name of the Day: a participant in a roundtable of Israeli youth with George Bush: Assaf Irony.

The Border Patrol says that during hurricane evacuations, it plans to check the immigration status of evacuees. I’m sure that policy couldn’t possibly have tragic consequences.

In Egypt, two days after Bush accused “some” of falling for the “false comfort of appeasement,” a reporter asked him if he does not “aim to do nothing but appeasing Israel.” He sidestepped that question (and didn’t acknowledge that his own incendiary word was being thrown back at him).

Asked about his conversations with the Saudis about oil, he shrugged off the fact that they told him to go fuck himself. That’s not important, he said, because the answer isn’t really in Saudi Arabia after all: “Our problem in America gets solved when we aggressively go for domestic exploration. Our problem in America gets solved if we expand our refining capacity, promote nuclear energy” etc etc. He thinks diminishing oil reserves is something that can be “solved.”

Yesterday the Saudi foreign minister said, “He didn’t punch any tables or shout at anybody. I think he was satisfied.”

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