Filmmaker Michael Moore, who earlier this week posted a portrait of President Bush that was comprised of the faces of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, is now urging those despondent over the election results not to commit suicide.
Michael Moore (courtesy United Artists)
The anti-Bush director has penned a message called “17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists” in which he reminds people to look on the bright side of life.
“It is against the law for George W. Bush to run for president again,” writes Moore.
“Bush is now a lame duck president. He will have no greater moment than the one he’s having this week. It’s all downhill for him from here on out – and, more significantly, he’s just not going to want to do all the hard work that will be expected of him. It’ll be like everyone’s last month in 12th grade – you’ve already made it, so it’s party time! Perhaps he’ll treat the next four years like a permanent Friday, spending even more time at the ranch or in Kennebunkport. And why shouldn’t he? He’s already proved his point, avenged his father and kicked our a–.”
Moore mentions that the president’s win was the narrowest for a sitting president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916.
The director of “Fahrenheit 9/11” goes on with a variety of points, some less serious than others, such as “Admit it: We like the Bush twins and we don’t want them to go away.”
“Finally and most importantly,” Moore writes, “over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed ‘The No. 1 Liberal in the Senate.’ That’s more than the total number of voters who voted for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Again, more people voted for Kerry than Reagan.
“If the media are looking for a trend it should be this – that so many Americans were, for the first time since Kennedy, willing to vote for an out-and-out liberal. The country has always been filled with evangelicals – that is not news. What is news is that so many people have shifted toward a Massachusetts liberal. In fact, that’s big news. Which means, don’t expect the mainstream media, the ones who brought you the Iraq War, to ever report the real truth about November 2, 2004. In fact, it’s better that they don’t. We’ll need the element of surprise in 2008.”