Lefties like me are always bashing Bush for failing to meet his goals like rebuilding New Orleans, catching bin Laden, helping the middle class, etc., so, in the interest of fairness, I really should give him credit when he achieves a milestone and he met this one some months back.
Good job, Mr. President! Only two left! I know you can do it.
A clarification: It's been suggested that I intended to imply--by comparing George Bush's tendency to publicly dress up in costumes and the flagrantly, flamingly gay Village People--that George W. Bush is gay. Heavens to Betsy, what a silly idea! I just thought Edwards...2004 VP candidate...VP...Village People...Oh yeah!
Just because George likes to run around in the butchest of butchy outfits, to publicly tell other men how beautiful and pretty they are or hug and smooch them doesn't mean that he's trying to cover up his deep-seated need for some hot man-on-man action. Nor would I suggest that some of what we know as the Bush bluster is part of an attempt to cover up for homosexual tendencies his party affiliation won't let him show.
I'll even go further. I also won't suggest that Bush's dressing up (and even, possibly, his attack on Iraq) are an attempt to demonstrate to a cold and callous, Oedipally-admired mother that, despite the fact he either A) went AWOL from his Guard unit or B) just gave up on being a pilot to join a postal unit, he's just as manly and tough as his war hero father.
That would be silly of me.
Update: I have been informed by an anonymous commenter that Jay Leno made a similar statement long before me:
"Democrats are very upset that President Bush flew onto that aircraft carrier dressed as a fighter pilot. They said it was just a campaign stunt. But I don't know. Before that he visited that Boeing plant and put on a construction hat. And then he went to his ranch and put on a cowboy hat. Then last week he met with cops and put on a motorcycle hat. I think he's trying to join the Village People." —Jay LenoI admit I don't watch Leno or Letterman or even Conan anymore, preferring the Daily Show, Colbert and sleep, so I give Leno credit for beating me to the punch on this. This does beg the question, though: Is there a Bush-as-cop photo out there somewhere? Is Bush's mission to dress as a Village Person already 83% complete?!