SWAIM: Sir, for some ten hours after the disaster, some of us thought the current president of the United States, a man of modest intellect called George W. Bush, was a casualty -- because he spent that time safely hopping from airport to airport instead of taking charge. Even when he did appear on TV to vow vengeance against the perpetrators, he looked like a very small and weak man. What do you think about that?
It seems that his collaborator speaks for him in the way he sets up the question.
BIERCE: A politician such as your [accidental] president is an eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstructure of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with the statesman, he [Mr. Bush] suffers the distinction of being alive.
Considering what Bush has accomplished I think to cast him in this light is to support the other side. It mimics the MSM.
SWAIM: In the days following the disaster there was a run on American flags. I don't think I've ever seen Americans show as much patriotism.
BIERCE: (harumphs) Patriotism is fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, and blind as a stone, Mr. Swaim.
Sounds like the moral relativism of the left. Each is a patriot to his own cause, including the "freedom fighter" terrorists.
Regardless of what is in his heart the result of his comments is to support the left.