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Doctor recommended for optimal cerebral hygiene 

“Bush Agenda Shifts to Home Front”

Saturday, November 06, 2004

president bush is preparing to do for america what he’s already done for the international community.

Isn’t that great?

Here’s the lead, according to our friends at the washington post:

“After four years of dramatic foreign policy ventures, President Bush has turned his attention to domestic policy, seeking to leave historic stamps on the graduated tax code, the health care system and Social Security...”

good golly. not to jinx him or anything, but i can’t wait to see what happens next. let’s be realistic: how could he improve on his stellar work in foreign relations? his bridge-building with our allies has been unprecedented. his levitra-esque firmness with the bad man in iraq is now legendary.

i just hope he’s not setting the bar too high for his encore here at home. there are cautionary historical parallels, you know…

Prince Humperdinck: Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work. But I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder, and Guilder to frame for it. I'm swamped.

Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.

this could very easily be an intimate conversation between the president and one of his trusted top advisors. well, except for the details of the actual conversation, of course. i’m sure the president would never falsely implicate or accuse another nation of grievous wrongdoing.

but you see my point.

the president has his legacy to think about. it would be a shame if his reach were to exceed his grasp. i think he should just stop now, retire undefeated, and start writing his memoirs. in his own inimitable words. it shouldn’t take long, and he can get back to…whatever it was he did before he became president.

“do you think he can improve on his first-term performance?”
“it would take a miracle.”
“bye-bye, boys. have fun storming the castle!”