President Obama laid a wreath at ground zero in New York on Thursday.
Much hay was made about Obama using the killing of Osama bin Laden for political gain.
OK so he got a bump in the polls.
But he was at ground zero to visit NY’s finest: police officers and firefighters, and the families of victims of 9/11.
Not surprisingly, Fox News and America’s Bully, Rush Limbaugh, saw a much darker purpose behind the president’s visit. Go figure.
Fox News’ Minister of Propaganda Glenn Beck on Wednesday said the president “wants to take a victory lap. It’s obscene.”
Victory lap? As opposed to George W. Bush, who on May 1, 2003, landed on that aircraft carrier in a jet he co-piloted and stood there underneath that “Mission Accomplished” banner proclaiming victory.
Now that’s a victory lap. And the occasion wasn’t even a victory. It was an insult.
As entertaining (from a blogger’s point of view) Fox and Friends are, it’s time to set politics aside for the moment and concentrate on the humor to be had at the expense of bin Laden’s demise.
Letterman, Leno and Stewart have been at the top of their game all week with jokes about the killing of the messianic mass murderer.
You can never get enough of that stuff.
The dead one has once again found new life as a punchline.
Even how he died gets laughs (one of the topics of Letterman’s Top Ten lists was “the last words of Osama bin Laden.” The best one: “I need a house full of Navy SEALS like I need a hole in the head.”)
No doubt there are many scenarios left for “bin dead now for nearly a week.”
Here’s an offering: Bin Laden sings the Beatles — but with retitled songs to fit his not-of-this-earth situation.
So, recorded dead at Dante’s Inferno in Hades, Osama bin Laden —- backed up by an orchestra and chorus of 72 virgins — with the “We’re Grateful that You’re Dead” album:
1. “A Hard Day’s Night Raid”
2. “They Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
3. “Happiness is not a Warm Gun”
4. “I Don’t Feel So Fine”
5. “Look for me under the sea in an Octopus’s Garden”
1. “A Day in the Life I didn’t see coming”
2. “When I’m 64 (uh, not gonna happen)”
3. “There’s Eight Days a Week in Hell”
5. “Fixin’ a Hole (from a bullet to my head)”