As I sit here, watching the Bush administration melt down completely under the weight of its own lies, corruption and arrogance (not to mention the weight of all those subpoenas being dumped on their heads), it occurs to me that now might be a good time to look back to see which of the blogging communities had a better grip on reality when it came to understanding that band of sleazy miscreants.
Was it Powerline's irrepressible John Hinderaker?
It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.
Well, give John credit -- he got the "hostile" part right.
Closer to home, we have everyone's favourite Canadian right-wing fashion plate Adam Daifallah, purely exuding some neo-con man crush for Shotgun Dick:
One of the reasons I've always liked Dick Cheney is that he doesn't beat around the bush.
No, Adam, he doesn't. He'll come right out and lie to your face. So, semantically, we'll give you part marks, how about that?
But really, don't you think now might be just the time to take stock of the last few years of the Bush administration, and see whose predictions were closer to the mark? I'm ready.
And I'm feeling pretty cocky about it.
BY THE WAY, make sure you appreciate how the wingnut fringe down south was screaming for Bill Clinton's head after he lied about getting a blowjob, but if you suggest that it's time to impeach Bush, you are clearly an unhinged, deranged moonbat suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome.
That's pretty much the definition of "deranged," wouldn't you say?