July 15, 2003
Orwell's Estate To Sue Bush Administration For Copyright Infringement
Fear White House Adoption of "War is Peace" Slogan, Among Other Steps
The estate of George Orwell, the author of "1984," sued the Bush Administration today for copyright infringement. "They've totally co-opted virtually every idea in Mr. Orwell's book," said lawyer Nathanial Hawkins. "They can call it `purging cognitive dissonance' all they want, but we know it's just doublethink® dressed up in a fancy new wrapper."
Orwell's estate was most recently threatened by George Bush's statement that White House statements made the week before, admitting the wrongfulness of including a statement about Niger uranium in the State of the Union address, were wrong. "That's doublethink® if ever I saw it," said Hawkins. "What's next? Thought police?"
"Don't get me wrong," added Hawkins. "I love Big Brother."
"I'm just not that fond of George W. Bush."
Posted by Tom Burka at 12:19 PM