They are running out of Bush comparisons; the left has used up all the standard options over the past few years, so, in the President’s second term, they are really starting to reach.
Hillary Clinton, speaking to the inaugural Aspen Ideas Festival, recycled a comparison from November 2000 (one that really went nowhere):
“I sometimes feel that Alfred E. Neuman is in charge in Washington,” Clinton said referring to the freckle-faced Mad magazine character. She drew a laugh from crowd when she described Bush’s attitude toward tough issues with Neuman’s catchphrase: “What, me worry?”
The Nation magazine already used this one, after President Bush’s first election win (.pdf):
It is difficult to respond substantively to something like that, but Hillary Clinton’s basis for the analogy is exceedingly hollow. Senator Clinton simultaneously peddled the notion that the economy is in the tank (and that our presently poor economy is Bush’s fault, no less), while playing the class warfare card, asserting that President Bush’s tax relief was a giveaway for the rich at the expense of the middle class.
Does anyone buy any of that?
Meanwhile, AnkleBitingPundits believes fair is fair and wonders what fictional character Senator Clinton resembles.
Will Franklin is a fictional character at WILLisms.com.