Friday, October 06, 2006

Learning to speak Republican, Part II: No qualifications or experience? Not a Problem!

Believe it or not, but Congress has actually come to the conclusion in the flap since Hurricane Katrina that it might be better after all to trust “experts” – a concept which is anathema to the G.O.P., by the way – than to continue the Bush-era practice of putting polluters in charge of the environment, fraudulent stock peddlers in charge of the S.E.C., creationists in charge of science, and of course, famously, Michael Brown in charge of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Way to go, Congress! Turns out this one is your ass after all, and that one’s your elbow! Who would’ve thought you’d figure it out?! And just in time, too!

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Not so fast.

The president liked the law you wrote; you know, the one that said important people actually have to have real experience in managing the things they are put in charge of? That being someone’s freshman roommate from St. Paul’s is no longer considered adequate job experience when supervising a staff of thousands and a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars?

Well, today the President reminds us that laws are only laws and he’s… well… um… above them.

I mean, he’ll sign it, and he’ll probably enforce it.

He just won’t obey it.

Read it here and weep. Or laugh?

1 comment:

exgrad said...

ah, the slow march to "corporatism." can you hear the drumbeats?