Jesus and Aesop had similar audiences and teaching styles: tell the simple folk fun stories to show them they should be nice to one another.
With Friends Like These ...
"So what?" you might say. Plenty of people question Bush's mental stability these days.
What makes this particular editorial interesting is the fact the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is owned by the Tribune-Review Publishing Company, which is headed by Richard Mellon Scaife.
You may remember Scaife as one of the principal bankrollers in support of the Clinton impeachment. Scaife is also a noted contributor to right-wing candidates and causes, including large, multiple contributions to the Citizens Club for Growth Inc. PAC ... and to a certain William T. Sali.
If Scaife's flagship paper is writing something like this, you know the endgame is near.