Well, what happens when you have a guy with a history of bad decisions making decisions?
You get, "What kind of decisions, Class?"
Bad decisions come from somewhere dark and ignorant. it takes a thoughtfull mind to see clearly and head us in the right direction. As we have seen with the botched Iraq war and the botched rescue and relief effort after hurricane Katrina, bad decisions cost lives...innocent lives.
Whitehouse Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, designed the Homeland Security Department, Largest Beaurocracy in the history of planet Earth. he let George Bush make a couple of key decisions, specifically: Abolish FEMA as a stand alone Cabinet level agency and make it part of HSD...do something similar to the National Guard and the Coast Guard.
Both decisions turn out to be monumentally disasterous in the plainest sense of that word.
So how does a person become dark and ignorant? It is a personal choice! It is the choice of saying "I don't want to know!" It is a closing of the mind to uncomfortable knowlege, however liberating. It is a constant source of amazement to me, that so many people desire ignorance. Don't read and don't hear. if something sneaks through that osmotic membrane of the mind that normally filters out uncomfortable knowlege, it gets destroyed by a conscious decision to ignore...because it contradicts something already decided upon.
Conservatives must be reeling with new knowlege in the face of the collapse of their myth...They simply cannot run a government. From what I've seen, Conservatives can't even run a little league baseball team, let alone a corporation.
Predatory morality may get you rich, but it won't get you happy.
Consider the following with a grain or three of salt:
Under the heading:
"Now we know why he took so long to act on Katrina!"
The National Enquirer becomes the largest paper to state that George Bush's drinking problem has resurfaced. Yeah, I know, it is the Enquirer. But the same folks who read it are the ones who voted Bush and the other Neo-cons into office:
Bush is under the worst pressure of his two terms in office and his popularity is near an all-time low. The handling of the Katrina crisis and troop losses in Iraq have fueled public discontent and pushed Bush back to drink...
A Washington source said: "The sad fact is that he has been sneaking drinks for weeks now. Laura may have only just caught him — but the word is his drinking has been going on for a while in the capital. He's been in a pressure cooker for months.
Another source said: "A family member told me they fear George is 'falling apart.' The First Lady has been assigned the job of gatekeeper." Bush's history of drinking dates back to his youth. Speaking of his time as a young man in the National Guard, he has said: "One thing I remember, and I'm most proud of, is my drinking and partying. Those were the days my friends. Those were the good old days!"