Hop on Pop!
by Ed Naha | Nov 13 2006 -
Here's The New York Times' Maureen Dowd summing up the presidential follies of last week: "Poppy Bush and James Baker gave Sonny the presidency to play with and he broke it. So now they're taking it back."
As usual, when Junior screws up, Bush the elder rides to the rescue. First, it was the appointment of James Baker, Poppy's Secretary of State, to figure out a solution to Dubya's Iraq fiasco. Now, it's Robert Gates, former Bush 1 CIA director, replacing the deep-sixed Defense Secretary Donald ("Old Ironsides") Rumsfeld. To top it off, Lawrence Eagleburger, another Poppy Secretary of State has just joined Baker's Iraq Study Group - replacing Gates on that team.
If nothing else, George W. Bush has been consistent in his trainwreck of a professional life. He has screwed up nearly every position he's held, redefining "The Peter Principle," and has been bailed-out of his messes by friends of his old man
Even as governor of Texas, he's best remembered for ruining the public school system, lowering pollution standards and wrecking the state's economy. On the plus side, he executed a heck of a lot of people, even poking fun at a female who begged for mercy
. Atta' boy!
It's pretty much known that members of Bush the Elder's team cringed when Dubya and his nattering NeoCon nabobs began beating war drums over Iraq. Colin Powell, a Bush 1 player, wasn't thrilled over the idea but was duped and, then, steamrolled by ideologues like Cheney, Libby, Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld. Later, he was hung out to dry.
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