Sunday, January 16, 2005

President Bush said the public's decision to reelect him was a ratification of his approach toward Iraq and that there was no reason to hold any administration officials accountable for mistakes or misjudgments in prewar planning or managing the violent aftermath. WP

He's such a failure in so many ways, but one thing we all take for granted now is what a terrible leader he is--smug, self-interested and lacking any degree of real guts. That's why no one in his administration ever pays for mistakes--to acknowledge that any mistakes were ever made would open up the very real possibility that he might have made a mistake, and he's nowhere near good enough as a leader of men to make that admission.

Nevertheless--doesn't this count as tacit consent that mistakes and misjudgments were made? In Bush Country I think it does--this is as close as it's ever going to get.

As for perhaps the most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden, the administration has so far been unsuccessful in its attempt to locate the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Asked why, Bush said, "Because he's hiding."

It's as though he writes for the fucking Daily Show. He's not even trying.

On the election Bush said he was puzzled that he received only about 11 percent of the black vote, according to exit polls.

[Insert your own snide comment here.]