What a set of bookends history has provided for the 43rd President of the United States; on the one end a man-made disaster, and a natural disaster on the other. In between these disasters, what else? more disasters, all man made.
As the most cynical President who has ever breathed, George Bush may also be the most morally retarded. Certainly he is the most callous, surpassing even Richard Nixon in that respect, and that’s saying something. Now, Tricky Dick inherited his most pressing disaster, e.g. the Vietnam war, from a previous administration and while his innate trickery and callousness kept him from ending the slaughter (the carpet bombing of Cambodia, a non-combatant in that little fracas) in a timely manner, he still did finally admit that, in fact, the American people didn’t want him around any more. The war finally ended ignominiously and the Trickster abandoned public office.
But trying to pry the Shrub from his post, getting him to admit to his mistakes left and right, even in the face of opinion polls putting his approval ratings at a lower level than Nixon’s (!) is proving to be a Sisyphean task.
One might as well be talking to a brick wall.
OK, so he laterally promoted Mr Brown from his position as director of FEMA, but Mr Brown is still at FEMA, waiting to captain the response to the next natural or even terrorist made disaster.
Let me point something out here, gentle readers: C4, TNT and dynamite are still being made, as are IEDs, AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades. Mother Nature has not placed a moratorium on Grade 4 hurricanes and here in LA we’re still waiting for the Big One.
Mr Brown still works for FEMA, George W. Bush is still his boss and nobody in this administration is about to admit responsibility for one teeny, tiny mistake, so there will be no accounting and no corrections made.
Hang onto your seats, folks, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.