Yesterday’s Thoughts

March 15, 2006

W Has A Nickname

Our President is famous for the nicknames he bestows on those around him. Karl Rove is “Turd Blossum”, Condi Rice is “Guru”, Vladimir Putin is “Pootie-Poot.”

I’m in favor of censuring the President for authorizing criminal acts, but even if I weren’t, I’d find these more than a little creepy. The scatalogical and homoerotic overtones of these names makes me wonder what he was really doing in Skull and Bones. Are these nicknames descended directly from the President’s favorite political philosopher? “You are Peter and upon you I will build my church and you are Ass Catcher and upon you I will take a crap.”

Anyway, turns out he has a nickname of his own.

Who bestowed this precious moniker and what is it?

According to USA Today, “Abu Abdullah is the nickname given Bush in the inner circles of the Persian Gulf region.”

The article by Youssef M. Ibrahim, a consultant in Dubai, is interesting, but I wonder what the response of most Americans would be to the notion that the President is on such friendly terms with the inner circles of the Persian Gulf region that he has a pet name there. Probably nothing. If the pictures of the President holding hands with Prince Bandar aren’t sufficient to knock him down, having a nickname won’t either.

Of course, with approval ratings in the Nixonian region, he really can’t go any lower.

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