"Who is the man who hides his scarred face behind a mask? Hero or madman? Liberator or oppressor? Who is V ? and who will join him in his daring plot to destroy the totalitarian regime that dominates his nation?"
President George Bush had his briefs down at his ankles with black socks on as he sat on the toilet in the bathroom of the White House bedroom. It was morning and he was reading the back of the DVD case for the feature film V For Vendetta. Bush was given the DVD by Karl Rove to watch who said that the movie was inspiring. Frankly, Bush did not have time to watch the movie. When would he watch it? Laura certainly would not want to watch this movie. But Bush did like reading the description of the movie on the back of the DVD cover.
Hero or madman? Liberator or oppressor? Who is George W. Bush? This is what Bush thought as he re-read the words. The front of the cover had the following printed under the title: "Freedom! Forever!" Yeah, Bush thought. That is what he has been saying. Freedom for everyone. Bush was on a mission just like this fellow they call "V." So V wears a mask to hide his identity. Maybe there is something to that.
Should Bush have worn a mask? Or maybe he has worn a mask. Maybe people do not know the real George W. Bush. The media talk, the prevailing media depiction of him which he has garnered more from osmosis than any actual overt examination has been to paint Bush as some kind of idiot warrior, the buffoon in the playground. But Bush did not wish to believe this depiction. He had to fight the inclination to let the media cause him self doubt. Will it be B For Buffoon or B For Brave?
"Whose side are you on? In V's world, there is no middle ground."
Bush read these words off the end of the movie's description. Whose side are Americans on? In Bush's world there is no middle ground. It makes for a great movie. All this drama. That is what people want. Drama. There is no middle ground. The middle ground is boring. Freedom forever.
Bush finished his dump. It was time to start the day. Another day. Another day of moving from minute to minute, watching the movie the President has started, thought Bush. He started this great and grand drama that is playing out. Freedom forever.
B For Brave. That will be the title, thought Bush as he pulled up his briefs.