the ‘bush-as-dictator’ meme

rooney: imagine a queen bush ruling for 55 years
from raw story: In his weekly commentary of 60 Minutes this week, Andy Rooney considered the practical and superficial differences between the US and British governments.

Beginning with a call for a new presidential election now — “four years is a long time,” he says — Rooney observes that Great Britain, unlike the US, has a mechanism for removing its Prime Minister if Parliament disagrees with him.

“No one can say how many votes President Bush would get if we did have another election tomorrow. For all we know he might win in a landslide. I don’t think so but he might,” Rooney said.

The British also have a Queen who “does a lot of the dirty work for her prime minister,” Rooney observes.

“Elizabeth has been Queen of England for 55 years now. Imagine having Bush as president for 55 years,” Rooney muses.

“Maybe we should get ourselves a Queen, though. I bet President Bush would like to have one,” Rooney said. “For one thing, he has to waste so much time every day, posing for pictures. A queen in the White House could do all this ceremonial stuff for him.”

Rooney also says US taxpayers should pay for the president’s wardrobe because “he wouldn’t have to have so many suits if he weren’t president.”

“The president dresses a lot more casually at his ranch in Texas, always looks like a cowboy,” Rooney says. “Of course a lot of people wish President Bush would go to Texas, put on his cowboy clothes and stay there.”

The following video is from CBS’s 60 Minutes, broadcast on August 19.

think tank calls for bush to be dictator for life
from rogue government: Family Security Matters a neo-conservative based think tank has published an article advocating that George W. Bush should be a dictator for life. The organization has since taken the article down, but is still viewable via this cached link:

Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy: By Philip Atkinson

The article written by Philip Atkinson states that Bush would fail his country by becoming an ex-President or can achieve greatness by becoming President-for-Life Bush in order to bring sense to Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Atkinson is bluntly advocating that Bush should become dictator for life with these outrageously anti-American statements.

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