But on this day I can't vent any further rage. I just need to calmly go about life, do some work, watch some of the World Cup, and be somewhat placated that, while we have a charlatan and fraud for a president, he's no Dog Whisperer.
The article discusses the unique talents of Cesar Millan to tame what are otherwise out-of-control canines and who is the star of a show on the National Geographic Channel called the "Dog Whisperer." Among other talents, Mr. Millan apparently has exquisite "phrasing," just one of the reasons why he can tame dogs that, up until to the point he entered into their lives, seemed untamable.
At one point, the article comes around to Mr. GWB. And here is what it says:
During this year's State of the Union address, Bush spent the entire speech swaying metronomically, straight down through his lower torso, a movement underscored, unfortunately, by the presence of a large vertical banner behind him.
[Bradley] mimed, perfectly, the Bush gaze--the squinty, fixated look he reserves for moments of great solemnity--and gently swayed back and forth. "It's a little primitive, a little regressed." The combination of the look, the sway, and the gaze was, to her mind, distinctly adolescent.
[Bush] moves like a boy, which is fine, except that... he can't stop moving like a boy when the occasion demands a more grown-up response.
So there you have it. He may be a two-term president of the most powerful country in the world, and he may be driving our little experiment in Democracy into the crapper (along with the rest of the world), but George W. Bush moves and talks like a child.
He's no Dog Whisperer.