China, dear Mother Ship, you bring me great shame.
The LA Times reported Thursday that George W. Bush remains a popular president in the PRC. Excuse me, China, but are you high?
A photographic exhibit documenting 30 years of Sino-U.S. relasians is currently up in Beijing, and it depicts Bush in a flattering light. Nixon, too. One exhibit attendee, Mao Baoshu, a retired nuclear (that’s nuke-a-lar, natch) specialist, was quoted as saying:
“Bush made some mistakes in foreign policy, especially with Iraq, but for the Chinese, he had been a true friend…We will never forget that the leader of the most developed country in the world stood up to pressure to come to the Olympics.”
My Hardass Chinese Dad used to love telling me when I was growing up that the problem with us Americans is that we’re arrogant–and he’s not alone in that perception, is he?–but damn if y’all aren’t doing a fine job of following our lead.
Now pee into this cup. Because I know you’re on drugs. Or pregnant. Maybe both.
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