Something About Petards

At the end of an anti-Michael Moore screed in The American Spectator, Barbara Bernstein writes:

How can anything he states as truth be accepted with this manner of gathering facts? Yet, he was entertaining in his position as a Leninist masquerading as a man of the people He reminds me of an essay my son Danny wrote in first year French in high school, in which the question was, “Which type of government is best?” His answer was, “A tyranny, as long as I am the tyrant.”

Which, of course begs the question: “You got a problem with that, Barbara?”

"You don’t get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier."
    Describing what it’s like to be governor of Texas.
    (Governing Magazine 7/98)
    From Paul Begala’s "Is Our Children Learning?"

"I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don’t agree with each other, but that’s OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator," Bush joked.
    —, December 18, 2000

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it, " [Bush] said.
    — Business Week, July 30, 2001

From “If Only I Were A Dictator, by George W. Bush”, a Buzzflash news analysis