Yes, and many happy returns for ol' Dubya, who turns 61 today. Reports say he is celebrating at Camp David with the first lady.
Our gift to him? The lowest approval ratings in a generation. Awwww, isn't that nice?
Meanwhile, the Pentagon reports that two more soldiers were killed in Iraq on Wednesday, our country's birthday, bringing the number of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq war to 3,580. In a display of public grief and solidarity, the president went to a Washington Nationals game on Thursday and munched on chicken fingers and nachos with rich people. Hmmm, I wonder if any of those 3,580 dead shared your love of baseball, George? Even if they didn't, I imagine most of them would at least liked to have seen their 61st birthday...
Ahhh, Iraq, the president's most enduring present to us. The gift that keeps on giving.
So, happy birthday, George. May you be constantly haunted by the ghosts of those you have denied the same privilege.
(btw, Turn Maine Blue has a great post up reporting Stoogan Collins' breathtaking flip-flop in her opinion about how Mainers view the Iraq issue. Please, people. I beg of you. Get this idiot out of office!)