Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Help George Bush Pick The Honorable Way Out: A Gun? Some Hemlock? Maybe An Asp?

...There Is No Honorable Way Out For Cheney*

April 30, 2008

Today marks the 63rd anniversary of Hitler's death. Actually his and Eva von Braun's suicides. There have been many suicides done to avoid facing disgrace: one Gospel account says that Judas hung himself. Cleopatra embraced an asp. The tradition of Hara Kiri in Japan is very old. And while many religions today preach that suicide is a sin, there many famous (an infamous) people who committed suicide:
Among the famous who have taken their own lives are Boudicca (Queen of the Iceni in Britain), Brutus, Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Hannibal, Nero, Virginia Woolf, Sadeq Hedayat, Sigmund Freud, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun, Ernest Hemingway, Alan Turing, Sylvia Plath, Marina Tsvetaeva, Yukio Mishima, Hunter S. Thompson, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Cobain, and Vincent van Gogh.

To President George W. Bush: Mr. Persident, have you ever considered the way out of nobles, kings and philosophers? Would you force the nation into honor killing? Like a daughter or wife who scandalized her family, would you continue to shame us with your presence? Consider it: suicide as a less ignominious way to bow out, then think (if you can) of that horrible day - Jan. 20, 2009 when someone you know who does not have the personal blessing of God is sworn in! Think of the day when a disgruntled populace finally feels it has the time to place you and Dick Cheney and many of your cohorts in front of a world court to try for war crimes! Or think of the shame Mrs. Bush (both of them) would feel if you were to wind up indefinitely - at Guantanamo!

Think, Mr. Bush! Think! How, you ask, should it be done? Here are some classic ways:
  • Bullet to the head or in the mouth. Someone just has to tell you: “It’s just licorice, George. But pull the trigger and you’ll get a mouthful of bourbon!"
  • Falling on a sword – very showy and classy. And, like any lame duck President, it takes someone else to clean up the mess.
  • Hanging – not very pretty, and besides, it turns you a sickly blue. Not the kind of color you want, being a Republican and all.
  • Poison – if hemlock was good enough for Socrates, it’s certainly good enough for you!
  • Falling in front of a moving vehicle, most effectively a train. Cars don’t count, because 4 out of 5 drivers may want to kill you anyway, but with your luck, you'd be getting that 5th driver again and again.
  • Jumping out of a window – no, George, not out of a basement window!
But creativity really counts for something in the US. You could: Ø Ask Nancy Pelosi to strangle you! Ø Ask James Dobson to spank you to death! Ø Walk on the streets of New York without Security Ø Accompany Jay Leno on one of his “Jaywalks” and tell people you really are George W. Bush

Join these people. Become one of their rank and honor:

As for Vice President Dick Cheney, he's a little more difficult to convince. He's way too busy shooting other people to shoot himself. And he knows guns too. Just look at the way he handled the one given to him by the National Rifle Association:

He's also too tough to be strangled, poisoned or run over by a train. I suppose he could nuke himself, but that would endanger too many of his corporations (supporters) with fallout.

So I guess it's up to you, George, to do the honorable thing.

Think of the Alternative!

*Please note that the theme of this post is written as satire. Under no circumstances do I advocate violence against the President and his administration or suicide as a viable alternative for explaining the actions of the current administration.