My, my, my. There s so much to say about George W. Bush s little rally at the DeSoto Civic Center on Saturday helping out his fellow Republicans get elected while we were having the bloodiest battle against American soldiers since the Iraq war began I just don t know where to begin. I guess with, Rats! Close but no cigar!, regarding the woman who headed for his limousine with her car, broke through a couple of police barricades, and slammed into the building just as said limo was taking off. I cannot wait to find out the real story behind this one. I think it s odd that she did this but the Secret Service is saying there was no intent to harm the president and that he was never in any kind of danger. The woman was trying to plow into his limousine, for Pete s sake. And just because she did that, I don t think the authorities should have instantly brought up questions about her mental state. I don t think what she did necessarily mean she s crazy. Put that one in your file, John Ashcroft. And what about The Commercial Appeal
s coverage? Fabulous. The headline W does DeSoto sounds a lot like Debbie Does Dallas to me. What was even better, and was so good that it s too bad the national media didn t get in on it, was the fact that numerous people were hold up signs that read TROJANS FOR BUSH. Amen to that one. If Papa Bush had taken that advice long ago we wouldn t have this little man in office. And if Bush himself had done this twenty-something years ago, maybe he wouldn t have those little redneck twins. All of which brings up a hideous and nerve-damaging mental image: George W. Bush having sex. Eeeeeewwww. And now to the gentleman from Nashville who, in his letter to the editor in this paper last week, called me an organic liberal and told me I should realize that George W. Bush is one of the greatest presidents in American history. For starters, my definition of organic is something that has not been exposed to any chemicals, so you might as well wake up from that dream, brother. And as for you thinking George W. Bush is one of the greatest presidents in American history, you might want to think about taking a few chemicals yourself so you can stop hallucinating. Have you ever traveled to another country? You might want to try that before coming to your conclusion, because the man is universally despised in almost everyone place other than America, and he s not that loved that much here either. Have you never looked at the Internet? But every America has the right to his or her own opinion, now matter how grossly misguided it may be. So keep those letters coming and be glad your president s buddies at Halliburton are getting plenty of work in Iraq. In the meantime, here s a look at some of what s going on around town this week. Tonight, there s an opening reception at The Crescent Club
for works by Pamela Craig. At The Vine on Madison Avenue, today s Art For Hope
is a fund-raiser for Hope House (helping children with AIDS) and includes art for sale by more than 40 artists. The 15-piece Cuban orchestra Orquesta Aragon
is at the Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center. Liz Phair
is at the New Daisy. And Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
is at Stop 345 tonight through Saturday.