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Monday, November 27, 2006
Bargain Buddha?

It’s not easy being a god-emperor.
I mean divinity comes with divine expectations, right?
Sure trick photography halos, giant stage managed photo ops, a compliant media and sex-free ministers play their part and, really, the whole “god” thing would have gotten a boost if that bitch Terri Schiavo had taken the hint and blinked “thank-you” or something, but the real icing on the god cake, aside from grinding Jeb’s puny governorship into the dirt, comes from a dang ga-jillion dollar temple or pyramid…
The New York Daily News, this morning reports the worst President in US history now wants the most expensive presidential library ever built:

Eager to begin refurbishing his tattered legacy, the President hopes to raise $500 million to build his library and a think tank…loyalists have already identified wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry as potential "mega" donors…Said another source briefed on the plans. "It's so much bigger than anything that's been tried before. But the more you have, the more influence [on history] you can exert”… The half-billion target…dwarfs the funding of other presidential libraries.

As we all now know, Mr. Bush, physically dwarfing only dwarves according to popular opinion, is going to need a lot of leverage with history…maybe, even more than could be exerted by his own Arab and heiress-funded Xanadu.
I'm thinking, as Mr. Bush frets over temple funding, our self-appointed god-president could try a little something that many of us ordinary mortal citizens have used to ease us through this second Bush flame-out…It’s called, prayer.

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