Decider George has become worse than useless.
The little shithead is in Peru this weekend waxing “a little nostalgic” for the hallucinogenic heady days of shock and awe, mission accomplished, and ‘bring ’em on’ — certainly not for the reality of those episodes of horror.
Events seem to have accelerated the past few weeks.
Terror on Wall Street can indeed trigger a quickening pulse, and combined with a shitload of other problems, can sometimes make one feel as if there’s been a glitch, or a freakish breakdown in the space-time continuum, and we’ve all about to be sucked into the ether.
Right now is the ultimate moment to grab the near-literal bull by the horns, mount a plan.
(Illustration found here).
While Decider George is gasping for air, pissin’ and moanin’ about nothing, fading like shit-stink fog, President-Elect Obama is already on the throttle with a seemingly a fairly nifty speech today calling for a major jobs program.
However, the main thrust for the absolute-right-now are the last few words in Obama’s speech: “It is time to act. As the next President of the United States, I will. Thank you.”
The gap of some two months is what we’re talking about.
Gail Collins , an op-ed columnist with the New York Times, popped out a pretty-good idea yesterday: Time for Decider George to hit the road with a Thanksgiving holiday resignation.
- Seriously. We have an economy thatâ€™s crashing and a vacuum at the top.
Bush — who is currently on a trip to Peru to meet with Asian leaders who no longer care what he thinks — hasnâ€™t got the clout, or possibly even the energy, to do anything useful.
His most recent contribution to resolving the fiscal crisis was lecturing representatives of the worldâ€™s most important economies on the glories of free-market capitalism.
Putting Barack Obama in charge immediately isnâ€™t impossible.
Dick Cheney, obviously, would have to quit as well as Bush.
In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (Weâ€™re desperate, but not crazy.)
Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become president until Jan. 20.
Obviously, sheâ€™d defer to her partyâ€™s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing.
Can I see a show of hands? How many people want George W. out and Barack in?
And Collins said it’s been tried before when Senator J. William Fulbright suggested Harry Truman leave early — Truman called him â€œHalfbrightâ€ for the rest of his life.
Read Collins’ piece here.
And Obama’s quick elevation to president would halt, or at least slow down Decider George’s final lethal thrust into the heart of US peoples — a lunge which would fester for generations.
In another Times editorial set for Sunday:
- As the sun sets on the Bush administration, the survival rite known as burrowing is under way. Burrowing is when favored political appointees are transformed into civil servants and granted instant tenure on the federal payroll.
There is, of course, nothing new in this cynical practice.
Dozens of political loyalists were burrowed in the final months of the Clinton administration.
But the score of Bush burrowers who have so far come to light bring with them the worst pro-industry, anti-regulatory biases that have made this administration such a disaster.
At the Interior Department, six senior managers were brazenly burrowed as a package.
One of the protected appointees was earlier criticized by the agencyâ€™s inspector general for overriding career experts in the field to deliver a posh grazing agreement to a Wyoming rancher.
Another has survived in a management position affording clout to continue the scandalous mining industry bias of the Bush years.
Itâ€™s encouraging that the president-elect recognizes that to make the changes heâ€™s promising — and deliver a government that will protect and help its citizens — he will need energized, rather than alienated, federal workers.
His aides will have to circumvent or dump any Bush burrowers intent on sabotaging that effort.
So, Decider George?
Don’t let the door smack you in the ass on the way-freakin’-out!