Ed Driscoll

A Man Whose Allegiance Is Ruled By Expedience

Like my wife, Neo-Neocon is a big fan of Tom Lehrer, and is sad to report his advanced case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. She quotes Lehrer as saying:

“I’m not tempted to write a song about George W.Bush. I couldn’t figure out what sort of song I would write. That’s the problem: I don’t want to satirise George Bush and his puppeteers, I want to vaporise them…”
As I wrote when Lehrer was first diagnosed with BDS:
The writer of the above quoted article on Lehrer from the Sydney Morning Herald says, “It would be wrong to assume, however, that Lehrer, 74, is bitter and twisted. He proves quick-witted, lively and extremely friendly.”

If that’s friendly, I’d hate to see him when he’s miffed.