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Carve His Face With Pride

by | 30th, July 2003

‘HAVE you ever wondered what is on the side of Mount Rushmore that we never see, the one without the faces of Presidents Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt?

‘There’s some chump behind me trying to swallow a pretzel whole’

Well, just as there are carvings of America’s best presidents on the south face, so there are carvings of America’s worst presidents on the north face.

There is the ineffectual John Quincy Adams, the unpopular Franklin Pierce, the downright crooked Richard Millhouse Nixon…and room for one more.

But hark! Do we not hear the sound of chisels working at the granite, carving out the handsome visage of none other than the present incumbent, George Dubya Bush?

And all the while cheering them along is the Independent, which this morning adds a couple more charges to the growing indictment against the 43rd president.

It says that Bush is currently seeking funds for a controversial project to drive gas pipelines from pristine rainforests in the Peruvian Amazon to the Pacific coast.

‘The plan,’ the paper says, ‘will enrich some of Mr Bush’s closest corporate campaign contributors while risking the destruction of rainforest, threatening its indigenous peoples and endangering rare species on the coast.’

Among the companies to benefit are Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Haliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company, which is of course currently involved in the lucrative business of rebuilding Iraq’s oil infrastructure.

Faster with the chisels, boys…

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