Wednesday, January 07, 2009

W Will Leave DC on the 20th and Fly to . . . Midland?

I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate. When George W. Bush flies over the crowd assembled to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, his first destination will be Midland, Texas.

Midland, where when it rains, it rains mud.

Midland, just a hop skip and a jump from . . . Odessa.

Midland, the armpit of Texas.

Midland, the home of Tom Craddick.

It turns out that Midland, Texas is where Bush celebrated his big send-off in January 2001. Midland.

So in order to come full circle, they have arranged to receive Citizen Bush in the exact same place where President-Elect Bush departed from.

I guess it’s sort of like how Barack Obama plans on taking the same train trip from Springfield to DC that Abe Lincoln took when he took office in March 1861.

OK, not really.

But just imagine how nice it will be for Midlanders who will be the first to celebrate the fact that George W. Bush is no longer President. I imagine Tom Craddick (R - Midland) will be there to welcome his good friend home. And why not? It’s not like he is going to be extremely busy at the beginning of the legislative session.

I guess that’s one of the percs of being shown the door by his ex-friends and 70 Democrats.

And I guess that’s something Tom and George will have slightly in common, huh?

George figuratively, Tom literally.

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