I’m sure Maureen Dowd speaks for many others in the supportive media when she explained that the Mosque kerfuffle is all George Bush’s fault. She thinks he owes it to her, and Obama, to grab a mop and clean up his mess:
As the man who twice went to war in the Muslim world, he has something of an obligation to add his anti-Islamophobia to this mosque madness. W. needs to get his bullhorn back out.
Since President Obama and his entire staff left on vacation today, I decided to help out. I’ve drafted a letter that President Obama can send to Forty-three. All 43 will have to do is sign and return the original and he will be designated Commander-in-Chief of the mop brigade. I think it will bring us much closer to the
heeling healing process that President Obama envisions.
See what you think:
I know that you have a total and ongoing commitment to doing what’s best for America. That’s why I’m calling upon you today to assist me in helping the American people understand why all of the things that have them so wee-weed up are actually the result of misguided policies and decisions that originated in your administration.
By stepping up to the plate and taking one for the team, you will be able to help me persuade the folks out there that my fiscal/social policies are the only way out of the morass created by your failed policies. I also think we can use this occasion as a teachable moment to demonstrate definitively that representative democracy is way over rated when it comes to making history-changing decisions.
Let me be clear: It’s important for me to get you to stand behind me on this, for the good of the country. I trust I haven’t misunderestimated you, and that I can count on you to step up and do the right thing. I also trust that you'll take this suggestion in the spirit that it’s intended.
I’ve instructed my staff to draft the enclosed statement. It states that you accept responsibility for the unprecedented problems America now faces, and expresses your remorse. I’ve taken the liberty of ordering new stationary and letterhead for your use as well.
After you’ve read the enclosed letter, I’m requesting that you sign it and mail it back to my office for official dissemination. If we determine at a later date (when I return from the Vineyards) that a video would also prove useful in our
Letter follows, on official stationary: