The saga of Buzzie and Cookie
You may or may not have caught this story on the news, but it's just plain disheartening. Not because of the obvious lying, but because it's so damned commonplace in this administration.
Maybe Bush's fondness for nicknames gets guys named "Buzzie" and "Cookie" a ticket into high positions of authority and responsibility. (Where's Blinkie, Biff, and Tad? For that matter where's Itchy, and Scratchy, or Sneezy and Sleepy? I guess Cheney is Grumpy, but where's the other 6?)
This outfit has consistently chosen the elite, the very wealthy, and politically connected without any concern whether they're remotely qualified or competent for the jobs they fill. "Cookie" had never held a post remotely like the post he occupies in his life, much like "Brownie" at FEMA. I'm not sure, but it looks to me like "Cookie" played the part of the Tin Man just before the hearing and he couldn't get the paint out of his hair and eyebrows.
Watch Josh Marshall's report and try not to wince. (you may have to click the start arrow twice)
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