Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Liberation From Comical Ari

Former Iraqi Information Minister's counterpart in the White House, Ari Fleisher, finally stepped down from his post as press secretary yesterday, to the collective relief of rational Americans everywhere. This is the man who has been covering Bush's ass from behind the lectern for the past two and a half years with "a bunch of bull."

Among his greatest hits: "I think the burden is on those people who think he [Saddam Hussein] didn't have weapons of mass destruction to tell the world where they are." Huh?

Sadly, his replacement doesn't seem like much of an improvement. Here's a description of Scott McClellan from the Washington Post: "The 35-year-old Texan is soft-spoken, self-deprecating and so cautious that he makes the man he's replacing, Ari Fleischer, sound like a gangsta rapper."