Feels Bush and Cheney Providing 'Sensible Adult Supervision'

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 10, 2006

Dear Editor,
    With respect to the president, I mean Michael Ventura’s Impeachable Offense (“Letters @ 3AM,” Jan. 6), I suspect the debate surrounding the issue of NSA wiretapping will reveal that President Bush was, and thankfully still insists on, maximizing the constitutionally mandated powers of the executive branch to defend the citizens of this country. Michael doesn’t see it that way – fair enough. Keep in mind that in the wake of the ’04 election, our all too predictable American progressive reminded us that Bush devotees were foolish, desperate, and terrified; adding that we were “unequipped for the complexities and paradoxes of the 21st century.” “We’ve got to learn how to talk to these people,” he added. As for those who were suffering and in a state of “despairing fear” over Mr. Bush’s re-election, he struck a compassionate and soothing note with “Which is just where he wants you to be. That fear you feel inside – that’s Bush himself, inside you” (Letters @ 3AM, Nov. 12, 2004).
    Michael Ventura’s political offerings over the last few years have been littered with burning reichstags, “economic shitstorms,” and a dramatic 9/11 “grand response” conspiracy theory, one component of which was apparently not persuasive enough, requiring the infamous “hundred exclamation points” to bring it home. As for the Impeachable Offense, the ever reliable Jason Stout aptly portrays Ventura’s attitude toward the Bush administration with his lovingly rendered drawings of our president and vice-president – a portrait of treachery; two evil men with much to hide. I see a portrait of sensible adult supervision. Heads up, Michael – more red meat coming your way. I know you won’t disappoint.
Raul Vela
San Antonio
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