Friday, June 25, 2004

According to Moore, Bush is capable of being "all things, to all people"

In his review, James Bowman notes an interesting paradox of Moore's portrayal of President Bush:

One thing that is clear is that Michael Moore is a stranger to all forms of restraint, and that he is able to find anti-Bush material in just about anything. To him, the president is guilty both of stupidity and of diabolical cunning, of laziness and of leading the march to totalitarianism, of cowardice and of insouciance under pressure in that Florida classroom -- Goat-gate, as perhaps we ought to call it -- of fear-mongering in order to sell the war and of neglecting warnings of terrorist activity, of over-zealousness about security and of laxness about security. Not only is he guilty of all these things, his whole family is. So are his friends. So is his administration.