Thursday, October 4

Oh my f-ing God.

This is the leader of the free world. h/t Driftglass. I'm not just going for the free cupcake:

[President Bush] offered a pointed description of his job.

"My job is a decision-making job. And as a result, I make a lot of decisions," the president said.

He elaborated on that point later.

"I delegate to good people. I always tell Condi Rice, `I want to remind you, Madam Secretary, who has the Ph.D. and who was the C student. And I want to remind you who the adviser is and who the president is.'

"I got a lot of Ph.D.-types and smart people around me who come into the Oval Office and say, `Mr. President, here's what's on my mind.' And I listen carefully to their advice. But having gathered the device (sic), I decide, you know, I say, `This is what we're going to do.' And it's `Yes, sir, Mr. President.' And then we get after it, implement policy."

Please, let's find a way to replace this man with a more intelligent and more eloquent leader. Using that alone as the standard for selection, I nominate this person:

You know, all of the jokes are old now. I'm not really laughing anymore. Gimme that cupcake.


  1. A memorable biographical article about Ms. Rice had her buying jewelry in some store, and taking a similar line with a saleswoman (something like "well, that's why YOU are showing ME the good jewelry" - a line of such outrageous vindictiveness that it has stayed with me for years).

    Outrageous vindictiveness. I think that's the core and soul of the current administration.

  2. Anonymous8:05 PM

    Here's the account of that exchange.

    According to Rice's best friend, Stanford University's Prof. Coit Blacker, when our Secretary of State was on a shopping trip to purchase some jewelry and the saleswoman brought her earringt that she didn't deem worthy of her salary (paid for by us, the taxpayers), Rice snapped "Let's get one thing straight. You're behind the counter because you have to work for the minimum wage. I'm on this side because I make considerably more."

    Charming, eh?

  3. ...Like I mentioned to Quaker Dave a few posts back,... in 15 months or so we are gonna' miss all the blurbs, the flubs, the verbal polio, the intellectual dixlexia,...

    What fun is there in having a President we can't make fun of?....

  4. Anonymous11:17 PM

    Years ago, Saturday Night Live did two back-to-back skits about Reagan and his administration. In one, Reagan was asleep and the politicians around him strategized, with intelligence. In the other, they were asleep, he knew exactly what he was talking about, and yes, he was the decider. It's the second that was particularly scary.

  5. If anyone has earned being openly treated like the help,then it is Ms.Rice.
    I hope that she's tucking away that nice salary,because if there is any justice in this world,this will be the last good job she ever has.
    (I don't think there is a great deal of demand for experts on the Soviet Union any more.)

  6. hey stardragon --

    fred thompson might need condi because he thinks the soviet union is still in business.....

    as for the cupcakes -- talk about the most simple marketing strategy being brilliant! except some state assemblyman on Long Island wants to ban cupcakes from schools? (can you believe that) --- this is such an excellent way to teach our kids about the idiot in the White House

  7. Conservatives Are Such Jokers

    (Modern Republicans are not really Conservatives..... Liberalism would be the issue a Conservative would be Conservative about in America)

    "In 1960, John F. Kennedy, who had been shocked by the hunger he saw in West Virginia, made the fight against hunger a theme of his presidential campaign. After his election he created the modern food stamp program, which today helps millions of Americans get enough to eat.

    But Ronald Reagan thought the issue of hunger in the world’s richest nation was nothing but a big joke. Here’s what Reagan said in his famous 1964 speech “A Time for Choosing,” which made him a national political figure: “We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet.”

    Today’s leading conservatives are Reagan’s heirs. If you’re poor, if you don’t have health insurance, if you’re sick — well, they don’t think it’s a serious issue. In fact, they think it’s funny."

  8. if there was no war, we could laugh at the fool in chief, now, all we can do i get ulcers and try to hope for better.

  9. He isn't lacking in intelligence facilities by any stretch of the mind, he just has a differing way of speechifying.

    Or something.

  10. Prime Time Player Thompson thinks the Soviet Union is still a threat? As in,something that exists? I thought only Barbara Amiel was that nutters.

  11. What fun is there in having a President we can't make fun of?....
    You have yet to come up with a President Canadians couldn't make fun of,since you shot that last guy.
    It's not that we don't like you,it's that we think you're the Clampets.:D

  12. I used to laugh at Jo-ji Bush. There is no longer anything to laugh at. It just makes my heart ache.

  13. Come on. He never, ever, claimed to make good decisions.

  14. That pic is awesome!

    And yeah, there are times I still laugh at Bush, but it's just so painful to think about everything he's done.

  15. *lol*

    Your cupcake photo is the best "hate Bush" pic I've seen in ages!!

  16. Anonymous11:37 PM

    there is so much to grieve


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