And So the Golden Age of American Satire Draws to a Close

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01/08/2009 11:30 AM |

A moment of recognition for the fine folks at The Onion, who, knowing that the days in which they’ll still have George W. Bush to kick around are rapidly diminishing, have quietly, but with fury impressively undiminished, been carrying out a campaign of wish-fulfilment fantasies, increasingly savage and increasingly free of any news hook, in their News in Brief section, since the election: Bush Tumbles Wildly Down Washington Monument Staircase, from the November 15 issue; Crocodile Bites Off Bush’s Arm, from the November 22 issue; Bush Passes Three-Pound Kidney Stone, from the November 29 issue; Bush Dragged Behind Presidential Motorcade for 26 Blocks, from the December 6 issue; Bush’s Eyelid Accidentally Nailed to Wall, from the December 13 issue; and, in last week’s issue, Single-Engine Cessna Crashes Into Bush. President Bush is resting comfortably in Bethesda Naval Hospital.