I was just starting to draft today’s post last night when I tuned in to listen to the Big Dawg’s remarks. After what seemed like hours, he wrapped up, and he and Big Guy locked in a man-hug. So let me just share my initial impressions of Bubba’s speech before turning in. It was either the slickest double speak speech ever delivered or the most partisan, facts be damned, political speech of all time.
Never one to waste his time in the spotlight, and never-ever one to be constrained by the truth, it could be either. Or both I just suspect he had something up his sleeve. And since I was monitoring Lady M’s facial expressions throughout the course of “the speech” I think her s**t detector went off too.
Consider a few options just off the top of my head: 1) it wasn’t a speech intended to promote BO’s accomplishments so much as a self-aggrandizing speech intended to highlight the difference between a real pro like Big Dawg and a real… *ahem*… Amateur, like Big Guy. 2) It was a “damning with feint praise” strategy. Everything that Big Guy’s administration did that moderates or independents might have liked, he credited to someone else, and he took great pains to point out the whole slew of things Big Guy didn’t accomplish – saying that “nobody” could have fixed them in 4 years. Really? NObody? Really? 3)He was clarifying all the Democratic talking points for the Republicans so they can come to the debates loaded for bear. 4) He was just effing with Boo-Rock. Cuz it’s fun. And he can.
Since I’m putting this to press and it’s late, I still haven’t figured out Bubba’s end-game. Butt I’ll tell you one thing I’m sure of: he was speaking in code. I’ll get back to you as soon as my new de-coder ring arrives.
Don’t forget: they don’t call him Slick Willy for nothing.
See you later in the morning, with further reports from the Star Wars bar.