We’re in the long lead-up to our next presidential election and the bullsh-t has begun to fly. Presidents are skillful slingers of the cow patty; consider how Bush #2 threw the bullsh-t devised by Dick Cheney and his ilk.
Ilk. Not elk. We already know Cheney isn’t so good with a shotgun.
Well, more bullsh-t is coming. Inevitably.
Much has been said and will continue to be said about the brilliant observations of Jon Stewart, who used his Daily Show platform to point out the many, many instances when our emperors had no clothes. Integrity. That’s why people responded to him and what he had to say.
I was one of the many who was sad to see his long-running show come to an end. Who will carry the standard from now on? Who will make sure politicians are called on their bullsh-t?
We, the people of the United States. We’ll do it in order to form a more perfect union.
We’ll do it because we are patriots and don’t need an act or a lapel flag to prove it.
Here are Jon’s parting words on his last show:
“Bullsh- is everywhere,” he told us, pointing to such things as the “need” for the Patriot Act, the “debates” on gay rights and climate change.
He called to our attention something many of us noticed from the start:
“So whenever something’s been titled freedom, family, fairness, health, America: Take a good long sniff. It may contain traces of bullsh-t….
So I say to you tonight, friends. The best defense against bullsh-t is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.”
Yes. Say something. I will. Who else is in?