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Friday, August 31, 2007

Abandon Ship on Bush Administration

Picture courtesy of the White House

When the Titanic went down in the North Atlantic it is said that some of the members of the crew played music till the last possible minute. That simple gesture was a testament to their commitment to the White Star Line and in service to the company.

That does not seem to be the case over at the White House lately does it? Poor George is losing all his playmates and Grandpa VP Dick must be in a tizzy over this travesty of “Cut and Runners”. Boy that sure as hell sounds familiar doesn’t it? Isn’t that the same slam dunk phrase they use to describe Democrats when it comes to the war in Iraq?

In the almost seven years of this administration questionable occupation of the White House, the closet’s are over flowing with bones. It is almost comical that Tony Snow is stepping down for financial reasons. Somewhere in his reasons for stepping down is the fact that he no longer desires to be the Bush water boy. Tony Snow by default of leaving is joining the ranks of Rush Limbaugh as the former self proclaimed water boy for Bush.

Over at the New York Times they have this to say about Tony’s departure…

Tony Snow to Step Down in September
Published: August 31, 2007

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 — Tony Snow, whose face became familiar to millions of television viewers as well as the Washington press corps in his two years as chief White House spokesman, plans to leave his post on Sept. 14.

“I sadly accepted his desire to leave the White House,” President Bush said in the briefing room where Mr. Snow has presided since the spring of 2006. “It’s been a joy to watch him spar with you.”

Mr. Snow, 52, said two weeks ago that he would not stay on until the end of the Bush presidency, and that he was leaving because of financial pressures. The father of three, Mr. Snow earned $168,000 a year as an assistant to the president, much less than he made as a conservative pundit and talk-show host on Fox Radio who occasionally criticized President Bush.

Snip ski a roooooo

Mr. Snow will be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino. “She can handle you all,” the president said with Ms. Perino, who is 35, smiling at his side.

Mr. Snow was the third White House spokesman for President Bush, following Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan. His resignation continues a string of departures from the White House as Mr. Bush’s second term winds down. (Today was the last day of work for Karl Rove, Mr. Bush’s chief political adviser.)
- New York Times

Yup, the rats are heading for the open seas as the Bush interpretation of the Titanic political ship continues sinking. I would not be surprised to see the Vice President walking around wearing a life jacket on the White House Lawn. Mumbling as he paces how he so much admired Spiro Agnew.

Why is it that our nations Presidency implodes every single time there is a second term? Is there some kind of God like power pill that happens during a second term? This isn’t just something that happened to this current President. Looking back in history it is riddled with the fact that being the President of this country is the mega ego buster. We are a nation of laws, free speech and freedom of the press. Kings have no place in America and our election process weeds out the least desirable of the masses or does it not?

With campaign war chests running into the hundreds of millions it is no longer the message of the voices needed to be heard rather than ability to perpetuate your version of the message to the people everywhere.

I have to ask you, can America elect a President that is not bought and paid for by political donations? I personally do not think so but I may be wrong.


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