Doing My Patriotic Duty

President Shirky McShrugsalot:

“[D]ependence on foreign oil jeopardizes our ability to grow."

"Problem is, we get oil from some parts of the world and they simply don't like us," he said. "The more dependent we are on that type of energy, the less likely it will be that we are able to compete and so people can have good paying jobs."
One of the things I most detest about Bush is his tendency to speak about domestic issues as if he isn’t the fucking president. The unmitigated temerity of constantly talking about problems facing Americans as if he’s helpless to do anything about it—as if his hands are tied because we gosh-dern citizens don’t spontaneously just up and stop using oil, or stop being poor, or stop being unemployed—makes me want to put my fist through a wall.

You think Americans need to be less dependent on oil? Then propose a serious solution and direct 1/10th of the bloody attention you’ve given to clearing brush and photo ops with snowflake babies to making it happen. If you need some help, maybe you can contact Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Or Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson. Or me, at which point I’ll prepare a presentation complete with easily understandable note cards.

I’m happy to help, Mr. President, because I’m an American patriot. Just let me know what I can do to help you do your fucking job.

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