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Thursday, April 29, 2004
Who doesn't love a cute, useless tchotchke? Here is a proposed design for a commemorative figurine that will serve as a souvenir 9-11 hummelof this morning's unrecorded, untranscribed meeting of the president with the vice president at his side, not under oath. It seems only fitting that such a cowardly, juvenile exercise, the ludicrous restrictions of which will later be ignored or excused by the complicit American media, be remembered with a pathetic symbol of how dependent and protected and callow the president is and always was. His lies about Iraq, Ken Lay, NASA, global warming, his own military experience, Al Qaeda, and nearly every other utterance he has made in the past three years deserve some kind of collectible memento, and this is the best I could come up with. Tough big brother Dick Cheney will swat all the hard questions away, whether they come from Ben-Veniste or Kerrey today or even Kerry tomorrow.

Because truth is taking the day off, we must fill the void with meaningless pronouncements and hollow sentimentality. I only wish we could give this little reminder of today's session to each of the families of those who died on 9-11-01 as a living reminder of how timid and depraved a president and his babysitter can be in the face of their deaths.

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