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"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show
"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket
"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming
January 15, 2007
Thank God Our Leaders Are Completely Different From Saddam Hussein
Here's the transcript from the famous "Wolves" ad run by the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign:
ANNOUNCER: In an increasingly dangerous world... Even after the first terrorist attack on America ... John Kerry and the liberals in Congress voted to slash America's intelligence operations. By 6 billion dollars ... Cuts so deep they would have weakened America's defenses. And weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.
(On screen: Several wolves eye the camera, as if preparing to attack.)
BUSH: I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.
You can watch the whole thing here.
Now, this appears on page 91 of the Pentagon's Iraq Perspectives Project, based on captured recordings of Saddam speaking with subordinates:
...as [Saddam] often reminded his close advisers, they lived in a very dangerous global neighborhood where even the perception of weakness drew wolves.
Posted at January 15, 2007 04:47 PM | TrackBack