Fifteen Percent Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

December 14, 2007
  • The president’s approval rating in the poll, conducted Dec. 6 through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation, was 32 percent, tying his all-time low rating from June.
    Sixty-six percent disapproved of how Bush is handling his job, the poll found, about equal to the 65 percent early last month.
    Only 15 percent said they approved “strongly” of how the president is handling his job, while nearly half, 49 percent, disapproved “strongly.” (12/13/07)

The big question here, of course, is whether or not that 15 percent had recent brain scans.

  • Over the past four years, Inspector General Stuart W. Bowen Jr. and his staff have probed allegations of waste and fraud in the $22 billion US effort to rebuild Iraq. Their work has led to arrests, indictments and milions of dollars in fines. And it has earned Bowen, who has been a legal advisor to President Bush, many admirers among both parties on Capitol Hill for his efforts to identify overspending and mismanagement.
    But Bowen’s office has also been roiled by allegations of its own overspending and mismanagement. Current and former employees have complained about overtime policies that allowed 10 staff members to earn more than $250,000 each last year. They have questioned the oversight of a $3.5 million book project about Iraq’s reconstruction modeled after the 9/11 Commission report. And they have alleged that Bowen and his deputy have improperly snooped into their staff’s e-mail messages. (12/14/07)

Four government investigations are therefore underway into the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, including one by the FBI, according to the Post story, and even federal presecutors have a grand jury in Virginia looking into the sordid, lying, and corrupt mess.

This is Decider George at his finest. Is he catering to a dwindling power base, now down to just 15 percent, who “strongly” think the shithead is doing a good job? One wonders at the total lack of insight in such people.

In this age of information, how could even 1 percent believe Decider George and his corrupt,  incompetent cronies, appointees and staffers are doing a good job. The list of the major problems created by this adminstration and its details could fill the freakin’ World Wide freakin’ Web!
Even the investigator investigating Karl Rove is himself under investigation. Scott Bloch, the Decider George-appointed head of the US Office of Special Counsel, is being probed for improper deletion of emails, one of the charges leveled at Uncle Karl.

Maybe it’s not a real-good idea to use the word “special” to describe some government functions.

Unless that 15 percent think they are indeed special: Mental hospitals usually have special wards for the real, crazied-assed patients, ones suffering from delusions, visions of grandeur and self-importance.

Only if Decider George and his bunch could be rounded up and locked away — oh, what a fairy-tale life this would be.

And it would make us all special.

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