George W. Bush

Can you hear this, Mr. President?

Remember the hammily staged moment -- I mean touching and patriotic moment -- at Ground Zero, when Bush and that audience plant -- I mean patriotic citizen -- had that back and forth about whether or not Bush could be heard, and Bush read his scripted lines -- I mean ad libbed:

"I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."

Gee, he was so good at hearing people back then, wasn't he? What happened today?

Bush ignored a shouted question about whether he should fire Rove during an Oval Office appearance on Monday.

Not so good at hearing anymore, huh? Doctors say that too much cocaine use can affect your hearing, but you know, who believes what doctors say? They're just "special interests" who like "science."

It doesn't matter, really. Because it appears that the Dems and the press aren't going to stop asking about firing Karl Rove and/or Dick Cheney.