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Man of the Year Twofer for Bush

December 22, 2004

The good news keeps on coming for President Bush. Fresh off receiving the Time 2004 Man of the Year award, rumors abound that Bush will also be recognized by Himmler Fancy magazine in its end of the year issue.

Himmler Fancy, with its motto of "dedicated to advancing the age-old art of persuasion", is a niche publication. Targeting the interrogation professional community, recent issues have included features such as "Zyklon B: It's a Gas!", "The Hood: Never Out of Fashion", "101 Uses for Toenails", "It's Lampshade Time", "Fun and Frolic with Electrodes" and "Dogs Are a Man's Best Friend."
The Bush award follows closely on the heels of documents released by the ACLU showing that FBI agents believed interrogators were operating under an Executive Order from President Bush. Also supposedly recognized by the editors are Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for Leadership by Example ("I stand for 8-10 hours a day. Why is standing [by prisoners] limited to 4 hours?") and incoming Department of Justic head Alberto Gonzales. Gonzales was honored for Best of Work of Fiction for his memo stating that the Geneva Convention had been "rendered quaint."


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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