Friday, June 15, 2007

Covering Posteriors

An old story that deserves retelling:

When shortly before the terrorist attacks of 2001, President Bush was presented with evidence that a terrorist attack on our country was likely being planned, he asked no questions, directed no action, called no further meetings. Instead he ended the meeting in a typically cavalier manner. He said to the presenter: "All right. You've covered your ass now."

Try as I might, I cannot imagine Bill Clinton, George Bush, Sr., Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, John Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower, or Harry Truman responding so flippantly. Those are the Presidents of my lifetime. Neither can I imagine John Kerry, or Al Gore failing to take such a briefing seriously. Can you imagine Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, or any of the other current candidates for president behaving so?

That is just one of the multitude of evidences of the shallow, coarse, arrogant, cluelessness of this fraternity-boy President. Ladies and gentlemen, the current occupant of our White House is the least competent President in the history of our country. He is worse than Nixon. Worse than do-nothing Buchanan. We still have a chance to survive his presidency better than we did Buchanan's. But it's far from a sure thing.

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