Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Get Up Up Get Down, DHS Is A Joke In Our Town

Sorry Chuck, that was bad.

And actually it's our little neighbor to the south, not Baltimore, where the jokes are funniest. Yes, we're talking about the whole Kerik thing. Earlier we wrote about how the head of the DHS really isn't all that important, because the agency doesn't do what people think it does. After the rumpus with Kerik, it's clear the Whitehouse agrees with us. And for me, the fact that he was schtupping Judith Regan makes it even more delicious(I mean, I thought having Dick Morris to represent honor and integrity on her show was a wonderful irony - but this? Words do fail...) People say that this is incompetence on the part of the administration. We say, ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME?

This is not incompetence. This is just yet another example of how there is no war on terror, or if there is one, ShrubCo ain't fighting it. With Kerik, it's not that they didn't properly vet the guy, it's that they just don't give a damn about homeland security. Before any of the scandalous material came out it was time to ask RUFNKM. They wanted to appoint a guy of no significant achievment in national security to a position of authority over a department they didn't even want in the first place. They likely didn't care what was in his background, because they have so much contempt for - (deep breath) - we the people they just couldn't help themselves from attempting to reward a campaign stooge with a cush job.

The great thing about this administration is they demonstrate politics as usual, but with amps on eleven.