The primary theme of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border, in which the JFK director checks his trademark paranoia at the door to interview South American heads of state including Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez, Argentina’s Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is distrust of the U.S.-controlled International Monetary Fund. While only Chávez is openly contemptuous of Washington, none of those interviewed seem much interested in bending to America’s will.
Quiz: Who said these things?
1. “Where I'm from, we believe all sorts of things that aren't true. We call it - "history.”
2. "Man's called a traitor - or liberator. Is one a crusader - or ruthless invader?”
3. “The best way to bring people together is to give them a really good enemy”
A. Karl Rove advising George Bush behind closed doors.
B. Dick Cheney explaining the point of the Legacy Tour to George Bush
C. George Bush on truth serum
D. The Wizard Oz revealing his M.O. in the Broadway musical Wicked”.
Answer: It’s all Wicked!
So, who knew this day could happen? Its hip to be patriotic.
Bush wrapped himself in the flag for so many years, you’d think we could never get the smell of hypocrisy out of that thing. But lo and behold, Facebook is full of feklempt Friscan bleeding hearts who felt the totally alien sensation of national pride when Aretha stirred souls with her not dog-calling version of Our Country 'Tis of Thee.
And she wasn’t the only relevant recording star to belt in out for Barack yesterday and Saturday, at the star-studded concert for we, the people.
With all the excitement about Barack Obama arriving in at the Hay-Adams hotel in DC, Sasha and Malia starting at Sidwell Friends School, the choice of family dog – and oh yeah, incoming President Obama saving the world, many of us have forgotten the other awesome thing about Inauguration Day --- Bush is leaving!!!!!!!!! That's right, it's time to celebrate.