Not Bush’s Fault

I am sometimes criticized for being excessively harsh on George W. Bush.

I want to take this opportunity to make it clear that I don’t blame the president for everything.

This Arizona abuse apparently has nothing to do with the White House or the war on terrorism.  Except unless that local fire department received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

My contacts near the scene of the crime tell me that, since the investigation is still continuing, it cannot yet be revealed whether the culprit was relocated from West Virginia to Arizona by the federal witness protection program.

I hope this incident does not cause people to engage in stereotyping.   For the record, the vast majority of guys named “Leroy” are never charged with sheep abuse.

UPDATE: Several people have emailed me and asked me why I have refused to comment on the role of federal wool subsidies in undermining virtue in rural America. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not have an “Amber Alert” system that would provide statistics correlating, for each congressional district, the amount of wool subsidies received and the number of bestiality arrests.



8 Responses to Not Bush’s Fault

  1. Brian Wilson March 7, 2006 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks so much for your uncharactaritiscally forthright post.
    Espcially “the amount of wool subsidies received and the number of bestiality arrests.”

    Sam Donaldson
    King of Mohair
    Somewhere, New Mexico

  2. Jim March 7, 2006 at 10:14 pm #

    I work hard to make this a high-toned blog — and then someone has to mention the name of a television talking head and former White House correspondent.

    Geez. Try to have a little class.

  3. Brian Wilson March 7, 2006 at 10:39 pm #


    Your first mistake!
    Isn’t “high-toned blog>> the most trendy oxymoron???

  4. Jim March 7, 2006 at 11:26 pm #

    Au contraire.
    The proof that this is a high-toned blog is that, in the initial entry, I eschewed quoting the spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, to wit – “One could certainly ascertain that if you’re in a barn and in a secluded area with a lamb and you’re behind her and your pants are down by your ankles, then an unnatural sex act is probably occurring.”

    This assertion by the Sheriff’s Department raises questions about the case against this guy who’d been with the fire department for 26 years.

    He is charged with “public sexual indecency.” In a barn?

    The initial news reports have not disclosed the age of the sheep.

  5. Brian Wilson March 7, 2006 at 11:34 pm #


    As am (allegedly) responsible journalist, I would have expected you to ass-certain this bit of intel to fortify your veracity!

  6. Sunni March 8, 2006 at 11:39 am #

    Hey, watch where you fortify that thing!

  7. Jim March 8, 2006 at 12:08 pm #

    We should be careful on this subject or else we could get swept into the FBI’s anthrax investigation.

  8. Libertarian Jason March 9, 2006 at 8:48 am #

    Jim…. You’re killing me! lol