October 27, 2005

President Dilbert

So now they tell us. With the Bush administration spiraling into political free fall, conservative elder statesmen have suddenly begun speaking publicly about the regime’s manifest failures. Meanwhile, aides whisper to reporters that the president’s losing it, pitching temper tantrums, lashing out at junior staffers and blaming everybody in the White House for his problems except himself. “This is not some manager at Mc-Donald’s chewing out the help,” a source close to George W. Bush told the New York Daily News. “This is the president of the United States, and it’s not a pleasant sight.”

No, I don’t reckon it is. Naturally, Bush, like Richard Nixon before him, also gives the press a “big share “ of the blame. Backstairs gossip aside, however, the most powerful indictment of the administration’s malign incompetence is coming from former insiders. Col. Larry Wilkerson was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff throughout Bush’s first term. A career soldier, he’s also served as director of the U. S. Marine Corps War College. In short, he’s anything but a fuzzyminded pacifist.


At 10/27/2005 11:13 AM, Blogger youngridemocrat said...

But, again, the Democrats are not proving to me their ready to govern. They aren't putting forward their positive policy proposals. It's not enough to criticize the Bush Administration.
What is our alternative? What is our positive policy alternative?

I'm tired of seeing Nancy Pelosi and Jan Schakowsky and other congressional Democrats simply pouring cold water on Bush and co.
Sure, we have every right to criticize and should.

But Democrats have to work much harder at proving they can govern again. We're great at finding fault, but where are our policies?

At 10/27/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Actually, I think that the old guard reporters at CNN are starting to come through for the Dems on our bread and butter issues.

I have seen some really well done media reports tearing apart Bush's guest worker proposals and the attempts Bush has made to give away jobs badly needed by Americans displaced and unemployed in the gulf areas during our rebuild to foreign workers, and Bush's feeble attempt to sidetrack the Davis Bacon act because of the hurricane damage in the south. It falls flat with no logic to back up the claims Bush makes in public.

People are not buying Bush's statements anymore as he's lost so much credibility in recent months. The reporters are suddenly not afraid to do their jobs anymore!

The Bush family is so obviously desperate now that Jeb Bush appears to be "taking one for the team" by saying Florida state and local are to blame for the problems with Wilma - not FEMA.....

Youngridem makes a good point and all the Dems need to do now is take their cue from the Media momentum that is building as the nation looses all respect for Bush and Company!

At 10/27/2005 6:34 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Youngridem, you must have missed the extended press conference including top Dems from both the house and senate on C-Span yesterday, complete with the now obligatory backdrop with some slogan printed repeatedly at an angle. (I don't recall the slogan, though I think it was something like "We Can Do Better")

It included Shakosky and Pelosi, Reid, and Biden, and a handful of other Dems, and while it dealt with the failures of this administration, it also was all about the Democratic vision for leadership.


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