A White House Fluent In Language Of Fanatics
By Arianna Huffington
I've been racking my brain, trying to reconcile the ever-widening chasm between what the White House claims to be true and what is actually true. After all, we know the president and his men are not stupid. And despite the tidal wave of misinformation pouring out of their mouths, I don't believe they are consciously lying.
The best explanation I can come up with for the growing gap between their rhetoric and reality is that we are being governed by a gang of out and out fanatics.
The defining trait of the fanatic – be it a Marxist, a fascist, or, gulp, a Wolfowitz – is the utter refusal to allow anything as piddling as evidence to get in the way of an unshakable belief. Bush and his fellow fanatics are the political equivalent of those yogis who can hold their breath and go without air for hours. Such is their mental control, they can go without truth for, well, years. Because, in their minds, they're always right. Oopso facto.
Even if she wasn't so damn smart and funny I'd love her, just because she sounds like Debbie Reynolds doing an imitation of Eva Gabor. (I know, I'm old)
Dyan at 8:38 AM