Monday, September 25, 2006

Universal Suckitude

In case you were still denying the fact that Rumsfeld is at best an idiot and at worst, is possessed of a cruel disregard for the soldiers he commands and is an idiot, here are some generals who want to tell you you're wrong. The most frightening quote came from retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton who called Rumsfeld, "“incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically." He further called for the replacement of Rummy and his immediate team, "or we will see two more years of extraordinarily bad decision-making."

Of course, the current administration's near complete ineptitude in foreign relations hasn't stopped them from bungling things at home. Turns out the Bush administration is not content to simply stack the E.P.A., as well as the intelligence and defense wings with corporate shills and ideologues. According to the Office of the Inspector General in their audit of the Reading First program, part of No Child Left Behind, the Bush Administration has "stacked panel review committees with people who had clear conflicts of interest." It further claims, "The Education Department (ED) ignored the law and ethical standards to steer money how it wanted."

Does this surprise anyone? Should we be shocked that a crew that has eviscerated the army, our intelligence services and the idea of clean air in our nation would bend our federal education system over a log and make it squeal like Ned Batty.

Been wondering how program director Chris Doherty fits in at the G.O.P. cocktail parties? Well, as a consummate educator speaking on an organization he doesn't see eye to eye with he said, "They are trying to crash our party and we need to beat the [expletive deleted] out of them in front of all the other would-be party crashers who are standing on the front lawn waiting to see how we welcome these dirtbags." You can almost smell the concern for children. I'd say he fits right in.



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