I seem to remember an earlier plea for unfettered power.

Mr. President,

I saw you on TV in a very familiar setting. I think you even had the same suit and tie on.
The background scene, and the same serious tone rings a bell as well.

I remember now; it was when you announced that you had to invade Iraq because of the serious threat they posed to America.

Going to the same well again huh junior. Hey why not, the same rhetoric worked once before to get America to support your plan and urge Congress to provide your administration with unheard-of power and money at your disposal without judicial overview or interference by Congress.

Talk about deja view all over again.

The last time you wanted Congress to grant you the power to act unilaterally it turn out very badly for America, the world and the Iraqi people.

You warned us that we could not wait back then as well.

Specifically you said, "Knowing these realities, America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."

On Wednesday you said, "The government's top economic experts warn that, without immediate action by Congress, America could slip into a financial panic and a distressing scenario would unfold. More banks could fail, including some in your community. The Stock Market would drop even more, which would reduce the value of your retirement account. The value of your home could plummet. Foreclosures would rise dramatically. ....More businesses would close their doors, and millions of Americans could lose their jobs." "Cats and dogs sleeping together!!!" (my emphasis)

The "fear card" seems to be your only weapon, but instead of saying we can't wait for a mushroom cloud this time you say we cannot wait until our retirement, pension funds, IRA's and our piggy banks at home disappear before our eyes and our children are out in the street, fighting over road kill, if we don't act now.

Usually, when I hear "
Act now" on TV I wait for the second part of the pitch when the announcer says "but wait, if you act right now we will also include..." The items they pitch usually costs something around $19.99 or $29.99 and there is an 800 number flashing on the screen.

To stay true to the infomercial format you should have asked for $699,999,999,999. You can ask for less since there was no real formula for the amount Henry Paulson your Treasury Secretary asked for.

A Treasury spokesman told
Forbes magazine that the amount of money they were asking for was NOT based on any specific data. They just pulled it out of their ass.

It must have crossed your mind that you have no credibility so you had your Paulson be the point man on this debacle. You took a gamble that Paulson would survive a hit to his credibility because he publicly stated just a couple weeks ago that the economy was in good shape. OOPS!

Some people said you were hiding which showed a lack of leadership in another time of trouble. This is like September 11th when you were informed that the planes hit the towers. You sat there frozen like a deer in the headlights.

While others said you have been
working on this bailout with Paulson and company for quite a while before springing it on the public.

Tony Fratto, White House Deputy Press Secretary, insisted that the plan was not slapped together and had been drawn up as a contingency over previous months and weeks by administration officials. He acknowledged lawmakers were getting only days to peruse it, but he said this should be enough."

This just begs a whole lot of other questions like, why wait until just before the debates to bring this up?

Me and my tin-foil hat seem to think you want to give McCain a chance to charge into the chambers with his hair on fire as he physically wrestles Democrats and Republicans alike until they cry "Uncle" and agree to support McCain's ingenious plan to save the country and the world.

And also provide McCain and Palin an excuse to duck the debates which might touch on the economy and McCain's famous support for deregulation. And you want to keep the totally incompetent Sarah Palin's away from answering ANY questions on ANYTHING.

Her interviews with Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric were very telling and demonstrated her complete lack of knowledge on national and international issues.

Regardless of the details on the finished plan, you have handcuffed the next president economically.

The shackles you are tying onto the next president are adding up.

So far you are leaving him an escalating war in Afghanistan, an Iraq war which has been propped up with payoffs, bribes, and deals with insurgents who have actively pursued and killed U.S. troops, a deteriorating situation in Pakistan and a new Cold War with Russia. And now you have capped off America's future with a crippling debt and an economy teetering on total collapse.

Is there anything you CAN'T screw up junior?

All of these Easter eggs will severely hinder the next president from implementing their plans for improving the lives of average Americans.

So despite an Obama-win we will be saddled with several years of your failed-policies.

This could rank up there as another Bush doctrine which you can spin as a "transitional necessity to keep the United States from suffering the shock of absorbing too many changes from a new president."

Most people would call it "Pissing From The Grave", "The Ghost of Bush Past," or "The Curse of Bush 43."

I personally like Bush's Policy Of "Burnt Earth," it reminds me of what you did in Iraq.

Date: September 25, 2008 8:33:10 PM CDT
On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

McCain is more devoid of ideas than even you are.

Don't you just hate it when someone you dislike has better ideas than you do?

It must have been a bitter pill for you to swallow each time you have had to follow Barack Obama's ideas.

You chided Obama for being naive when he suggested having direct talks with Iran and yet that is exactly what you have done when you sent State Department representative to meet with Iranian and Syrian representatives.

You mocked Obama when he said we need many more troops in Afghanistan to keep the Tailiban from regrouping and yet you have had to pull troops out of Iraq to do just what he suggested.

He said he would bomb Pakistan if he knew there were hard targets in the region. Right-wing talk radio almost burned down their transmission lines with outrage that Obama would bomb an ally and yet that is exactly what you just did.

Obama has been ahead of you at every turn.

McCain is learning that Obama is indeed a smart fellow as he has also had to follow Obama's lead.

McCain falsely took credit for passing the GI bill which Obama DID support, and McCain voted against.

Obama has been the 'Change' candidate until McCain decided you were too much of a mill stone to carry around and decided he was a 'Change' candidate although he supported 95 per cent of everything you asked for.

Obama was the first minority considered to be considered the highest office in the land so McCain followed up and found a woman to run as his vice-president.

McCain's camp has been following Obama so closely they can probably tell you how often Obama farts while McCain has been pivoting on issues more often than an NBA point guard.

Is it any surprise that following the McCain campaign is a test in memory recall. Thank goodness we have newspaper archives and video libraries that show what McCain originally said before he reverses his position.

McCain's strategy seems to be to squash any discussions about specific ideas on how to get America out of the worst financial, judicial, and credibility crisis we have ever been in and has kept the conversation centered on gutter issues like Obama's race, pigs with lipstick, sexism, faith, nationality, honor, and his patriotism.

The McCain camp has been busy throwing crap on the wall looking for something to stick while the game clock is ticking to a close. They want Obama camp to either play 'whack a mole' with every smear, half-truth, and outright lie that gets uttered or to get him down into the mud.

We'll see how well that works out for him. In the meantime Palin has become the darling of the right-wing talk show circuit.

According to extreme right wing conservatives, McCain's pick of Palin as his Vice-president was a stroke of genius. She completely fits the Bush/Cheney mold.

The Alaskan governor has been such a hit with neo-conservatives that
Cheney called Palin the "Cold-Bloodied gal of my dreams."

Is that what America needs in the White House, someone who can give Cheney wet dreams and the rest of us worse nightmares than even you were capable of giving us?