I ignored Bill Maher when he recently made the idiotic suggestion that 9/11 and Katrina were George W. Bush’s fault. Addressing Bush, Maher said:
On your watch, we’ve lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two Trade Centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans…Maybe you’re just not lucky!
I’m not saying you don’t love this country. I’m just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.
After all, it’s Bill Maher. He is an inconsequential man, and when such men say silly things, they should be ignored.
But what’s going on when Tom Maguire calls Maher’s piece “very funny”?
Tom, you’re almost always so on-target, I’m wondering what happened here. Did someone hack your site, dude?
P.S. I’m filing this under “Morons,” but the reference is to Maher, not Maguire. I just think Tom is misguided on this one. I still love his site.
P.P.S. Didn’t we lose another airliner in November 2001? Why, yes — we did. 260 people died, including several infants. But that one was just an accident, so you can’t blame it on Bush. That means including it wouldn’t be funny — you know, like blaming 9/11 on Bush is.