The Imperial Lexicon



Were Americans really expected to sit respectfully in front of their telescreens and watch the Liar-in-Chief’s State of the Empire Address? “The President is entering the hall…he’s shaking hands with some of his friends….He is walking up to the podium.  He throws a wink over at the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi…Vice President Dick Cheney appears to be munching on the leg of an Iraqi child.”


Most Americans didn’t feel the need to see The Worst President Ever Eric Foner, “He’s the Worst Ever,” Washington Post, 3 December 2006) smirk his way through yet another monument to bad-faith in public oratory. They “had other priorities” (as Cheney once said in explaining in why he didn’t do his imperial duty in

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