I hadn’t heard of Professor Todd Zywicki until last weekend when I shared with you SadlyNauts his post at The Volokh Conspiracy about how teh mean fags were being ugly to the Mormon Church for no reason at all other than the belief by gays that Mormon underwear was a major fashion violation. In case you thought that the Professor’s inane (and grammatically-challenged) post was simply an aberration, this subsequent post from Zywicki indicates that it is not and that Zywicki drinks deeply from an inexhaustible well of preposterous stupidity.
In that post, Professor Zywicki is all teary-eyed and sniffly about the imminent departure of George Bush and wants to remind his readers of the two great achievements of the Bush Administration:
First, if you had told me on September 12, 2001 that seven years later we’d be able to say that there would be no major terrorist attacks on American soil in the next seven years I would’ve thought you were naive or crazy. Now I don’t know how much credit the Bush Administration directly gets for this. … But in retrospect I really do think it has been a major accomplishment that we have not been hit by another terrorist attack in that time.
In other words, the Professor doesn’t know how much credit goes to Bush for the absence of any attacks, but he is going to give all the credit to Bush for it anyway and claim that it is one of the most important accomplishments of the Bush presidency. You know, there hasn’t been an attack on U.S. soil since I started blogging at Sadly No!, and I don’t know how much credit I directly get for the absence of attacks, but it’s really a major accomplishment of mine that we haven’t been attacked. Woohoo! Everybody owes me a deep debt of gratitude and should either send me lots of money or elect me to national office.
Now if you thought the first memorable achievement that Professor Zywicki attributes to W is a serious snortfest, wait until you hear the second:
Second, I give him credit for using his political capital trying to raise the issue of social security reform. He did so in a ham-handed and bungling way, but right at the outset of the second term he tried to address the long-run solvency of social security. For which he had his headed handed to him and then gave up
This is stupid that not merely burns, it produces a thermonuclear explosion that melts the brain of anyone who reads the quoted passage and the brain of anyone nearby the person reading that passage. Sorry about that. Sue me. Of course, the irony here is that the Perfesser doesn’t understand that, by saying that Bush’s second greatest achievement was to completely fuck something up, this says all you need to know about the Bush legacy — and not in a way that Zywicki intends.
For bonus fun with Zywicki’s post, find the numerous grammatical errors and lampoon them in the comments section. As a hint to get started, pay careful attention to the use of the word “had” in the first sentence of the post and its conflict with the verb tenses in the following clauses.