by John W. Lillpop
To hear the Mean-Spirited Media (MSM) tell it, President Bush is guilty of an unforgivable breach of international etiquette and, most likely, the Geneva Convention.
And what is W's latest war crime?
Unwittingly speaking into a live microphone, Bush said this to Tony Blair:
"Syria should should press Hezbollah to stop doing this s***."
It is not particularly diplomatic, to be sure.
But Bush's ''colorful'' language pales in compassion to the ''F'' bombs John Kerry dropped during interviews with print media before the 2004 election.
Of course, Kerry's salty language was calculated to soften his image as an intellectual elitist disconnected from mundane matters tormenting the middle and lower classes.
Thus, an occasional F bomb here and there was seen as a perfectly acceptable means for Kerry to connect with average Americans--whom Kerry and the liberal MSM jointly regarded as unwashed dunces who swigged untoward quantities of beer, and used the F word whenever a ''cool'' verb, adjective, adverb, or noun was needed to complete a lucid thought.
Or when a very short, but passionate, sentence was needed. As in ''Oh, F!''
But G. W. Bush is NOT John F****** Kerry, and the rules ARE different for Republicans.
Still, Bush can profit from this innocent faux pas: He can do so by spinning the S Crisis as an in-your-face rejection of Time Magazine's premature burial of Cowboy Diplomacy.
Call it the ''Rebirth of Cowboy Diplomacy and American Hegemony!''
John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal.