From The "You've Got To Be Shitting Me" DepartmentEzra Klein just scared the shit out of me just for being the messenger:
You just can't make this stuff up. George W. Bush reportedly wants to start a think tank once he leaves office, dedicated to "the spread of democracy and Alexis de Tocqueville's vision of America as a nation made better by its "associations," or community groups."
Oh, this is so worthy of unmitigated snark without even touching Alexis de Tocqueville: the idea that President Bush -- a man who has offered not even the slightest whit of logical thought to anyone since the days he was scourching the earth during Kindergarten recess -- can be sooooo damned self-righteous to believe he can actually start a think tank?!?
But, who am I to argue with The Decider? If he decides he can start a think tank, the best I can do is offer up a good name for it: The Foundation For Southern Comfort And Strategery. I think it fits perfectly and I can actually picture Dubya swaggering through the halls of his think tank hand-in-neck with another "W": Johnnie Walker. The red bottle, too. Certainly not the black. Why would he want to drink whiskey labeled in the opposite color he left the U.S. Treasury?