President George Bush, a war criminal at large, partied with large groups of star-struck imbeciles in the state of Utah yesterday. It was a fund-raising visit for John McCain and the President's bloody hands were shaken excitedly by overwhelming supporters who forked over even bloodier mountains of cash.
You see, they love him here in Utah. His approval rating is over 25% higher here than the national average. And it makes sense. Most folks around these parts have a lot in common with George Bush.
Take Mitt Romney, for example, who partied with the president at his luxurious Park City mansion yesterday. Mitt Romney, when running for president, called himself the "CEO candidate". CEOs are usually stereotyped as money grubbing, selfish pricks who have no consideration for the little man. Either that stereotype is bogus, or maybe that's the reason Romney, Bush, and Republican Utahns are one big happy family.
Don Peay, a really fucking rich Utah Republican, said: "It was two hours unplugged with (a war criminal). It was awesome."
His intellectual ponderings continued: "There was very little about politics. It was more about what goes into making decisions on the war and terrorism."
We'll forget about the fact that war and terrorism are the hottest political topics right now and forgive Mr. Peay his gaff. But here's what we should do: Arrest Him.
If it is proven (which members of Congress now believe) that George Bush has broken multiple laws, deceived a nation and consequently committed uncountable war crimes, then all those who fund, support, aid, or abet him are equally guilty.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that "millions of dollars" were thrown at the war criminal during his few hours in Utah. About 100 donors paid $70,100 per couple to attend a private event with the war criminal. The president's limousine was then left in front of the home of accomplices Samuel and Diane Stewart, the hosts of the $500 per person reception, and a $10,000 per person private luncheon beforehand.
Back at Mitt Romney's corporate-bought palace, where "no politics" were being discussed, Romney and Bush decided to rip on Barack Obama's inexperience by saying "The White House is not a place for an internship." You see, Romney has a history of not being comfortable with black people in power. He is still a member of an organization that was officially racist until 1978. Try to guess which one.
Meanwhile, back at the Justice League of Apathetic Protestors, a barely full crowd of sign holders huddled in a park in downtown Salt Lake and listened to Rocky Anderson yell and scream about the terrible war crimes George Bush had committed. "Oh, it's so horrible the things George Bush has done. He's broken so many laws." The crowd applauded and cheered. And then they went home and probably watched a movie or smoked some pot.
I think they're all accomplices to this fiasco also. We all are. Everyday that goes by without the strong armed power of democracy rising up and setting things right is guilt by apathy. I mean, what about a citizen's arrest of George Bush? Has anyone tried? One guy in England, with Hulk sized balls, attempted a citizens arrest on John Bolton recently. How bout dem apples? Not that I, the rather pessimistic author of this diatribe, am some champion for a coup or a government takeover. Actually, I'm one of you. Trying to make a living and pay the bills and find some meaning and purpose in life. The bombs aren't dropping on me. And that George Bush stimulus check is going to pay my rent next month. I was going to attend the protest today, but I had to work. And it would have been a waste of time anyway. I've held too many protest signs in my life. And they all have the same outcome: nothing.
And that's a crime.