I would like to apologize for referring to George W. Bush as a "deserter." What I meant to say is that George W. Bush is a deserter, an election thief, a drunk driver, a WMD liar and a functional illiterate. And he poops his pants. In fact, he shot a man in Tucson "just to watch him die."
Moore then thanks the news media for the 15 million hits his website received over the weekend. "The weird thing about all this," he says,"is that during my routine I never went into any details about Bush skipping out while in the Guard...." Why, he muses, did the media assume he was referring to military desertion at all? He could have meant that the President was deserting the 43 million Americans who have no health insurance, or that he has deserted the American workers who have lost three million jobs on his watch...or that he has deserted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as he continues his assault on our freedom of speech and right to privacy?
Then he proceeds to sum up the documented facts. Bush was AWOL for somewhere between 7 and 17 months, depending on how you count. The US Army defines desertion as being AWOL for 31 days or more.
Do you think ABC or NBC will give Moore's serious exposition of the facts the prominent publicity they gave his playful pep talk? All together now: "Yeah, right."