Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Memento Homo

Every morning, Josh Bolten, the chief of staff, greets Bush with the same words: "Thank you for the privilege of serving today." What you have to unnerstand is this is not an obsequious toady sucking up to a small minded plutocrat; a bootlicker looking to cement his position of influence, or an exercise in monumental egotism, but instead is my way of staying grounded. You see, when a victorious Roman general returned to Rome, he was allowed to march his armies, his booty, and his captives through the sacred walls and roads of the city. The general rode in a great gilded chariot in all his finery, but at his feet sat the public slave (That's Josh) who held a small bunch of burning straws (Constitution) which turned to ashes during the procession(My two terms as Pretzeldent). The slave repeated into the general’s ear "Memento Homo," meaning 'remember thou art only mortal,' and "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi,’ meaning "Thus all the glories of the world pass away."

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