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OK, all you political junkies, here’s a bone to chew on. Arianna cheerfully admits to, and explains, Bush Derangement Syndrome.

Kurtz: All right. Let me stick with the media and the vice president. Arianna, I’m sure you’d like to respond to this notion that you’re suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome.

Huffington: Well, absolutely. First of all, I agree that there were many, many more important stories last week, but it’s a little bit like what happens in a dysfunctional relationship.

You know, you put up with your husband or boyfriend cheating on you with your best friend, with him having a love child with his secretary, and, finally, he gives you milk chocolate rather than dark chocolate on Valentine’s Day, and you explode.

Discuss among yourselves, with reference to Maureen Dowd and Bill Clinton.

[Hat tip: Opinion Journal]

  • Meredith

    If I see the term “BDS” one more time on this blog, I’m going to scream. What the hell is that really supposed to mean anyway? Just because some of us aren’t afraid to say that the emperor has no clothes, does not mean that we are crazed with hatred of the President. It’s really sad to me how you, as a conservative, always manage to make fun of liberals for not being stupid enough to buy the BS that this administration churns out on almost a daily basis. Amazing.

  • Lonely Federalist

    Perhaps it’s that no matter what the man does, it triggers a sad display of apoplexy from a certain (vocal) segment of the population.

    Bush: “The sun rises in the east.”

    Collective Left: “ONLY BECAUSE OF THAT DAMNED HALLIBURTON! IF THERE WERE ACTUALLY SOME BIDDING GOING ON, INSTEAD OF THIS HAM-HANDED IMPERIALIST CRONYISM WE GET FROM YOU, THE SUN WOULD HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF RISING IN THE WEST! YOU WOULD REALIZE THIS IF YOU WEREN’T SUCKING DOWN A FRUITY COCKTAIL UMBRELLA DRINK (WITH AN UMBRELLA MADE USING THIRD WORLD SLAVE LABOR) THAT YOU CAN ONLY ENJOY BECAUSE YOU’RE A RICH BASTARD THAT IS ENJOYING NOT PAYING ANY TAXES BECAUSE OF THOSE UNFAIR AND UNNEEDED TAX CUTS THAT TOOK SAMMICHES OUT OF LITTLE TIMMY’S MOUTH! WHAT ABOUT LITTLE TIMMY, YOU APE-LOVING, HUMMER-DRIVING NAKED IMPERIALIST NEOCON THUG?”

  • Chris

    Your description of her exchange with Kurtz is extremely misleading. Why am I not surprised? I find it interesting that a woman who would explode at a husband who had a love child by his secretary would be, in your mind, “deranged.” Huffington in no way “cheerfully admitted” to BDS. She explained why the left is angry at Bush. The fact that Republicans respond to virtually all criticisms of Bush* by calling their opponents “crazy” and “deranged” is a sign of the paucity of their ideas. It’s cheap and easy, much like the Republican party itself.

    *Unless, of course, those criticisms come from a Republican, in which case they congratulate themseves for being willing to criticize one of their own.

    Lonely Federalist:

    Please stop, you’re killing me. Wherever did you get the idea to take a lot of liberal arguments to extremes, and portray them as the liberal answer to everything? The bit about mentioning Halliburton, priceless! Why don’t I see more blog commenters doing this? What original thinking. Oh, and the all caps? Genius.