Friday, March 23, 2007


It is often noted that Dubya is the first U.S. president with an M.B.A. -- and it's from Harvard, no less. Dubya himself is fond of smugly reminding convincing people of his knowledge of all things businessy. A classic example occurred last year, when he responded to a rare instance of someone asking, "Hey, by the way -- where's bin Laden?" by focusing on al Qaeda's management structure, as if it were some rival corporation (which, in a way, maybe it is):
VARGAS: If when you leave the Oval Office, the White House, Osama bin Laden is still at large, will you consider that a failure?

BUSH: What I'm looking at is management structure, operators, and whether or not we're doing everything we can to protect the American people. Of course, we'd like to bring him to justice, and we'll stay up -- you know, the only thing I can tell the American people, so long as I'm the president, we'll stay on the hunt and we'll use resources and power and influence to convince others to join us on the hunt as well...

So the key to stopping this madman is disabling his management structure. How are we doing? Within the past year:
  • Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has resigned
  • White House Counsel Harriet Miers has resigned
  • United Nations ambassador John Bolton has resigned
  • Scooter Libby, Chief of Staff to Vice President Sidious Cheney and Special Assistant to the President, has been convicted of perjury and other counts
  • Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is under pressure as a result of a variety of scandals in the Department of Justice; his chief of staff has already resigned
  • The president's political party has lost control of Congress
Heckuva job, Bushie! That's approaching his level of performance with Harken Energy.

Stop The War.

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