Sunday, December 7, 2008

Superlatives of kudos... well deserved...not?

Quite an interesting article by Ben Cohen. About the Ten Worst Republicans who need to go. He even got 100 thousand hits on his site for this. He also wrote a sequel, about the top ten list of Democrats that need to go as well. With Joe Lieberman figuring on the first and also last position of that list... twice in fact, as he's such a 'dick-head', he sez. He published his top 10 Worst Democrats list on the Huffington Post, by the way. Anyways, back to the neocons list, I like most Ben's account of Georgie Walker, at the tenth and most prestigious spot:

"10.George Bush

I've saved the best for last. The 'Decider' will go down as the worst President in the history of the United States, and as Chris Rock put it "Bush is not just the worst ever president of the USA, he’s the worst ever president, period. Of anything." It's hard to top the hyperbole commentators have used in describing just how bad Bush really was, because there aren't really words to do it justice. Bush has presided over monumental fuck up after monumental fuck up, groping his way through the president with the finesse of a 800lb gorilla. I tried to come up with a list of accomplishments he has achieved, and came up with the following: 1. He has increased financial support to Africa to alleviate AIDs and poverty. 2. ............ Uh, that's it. He has presided over two disastrous wars, an increase in poverty at home, an increase in wealth inequality, an increase in the number of people without health care, a crisis in public education, the break down of national infrastructure, the literal drowning of a city, the use of torture as official policy, the biggest financial crisis in 80 years, and the irreversible decline of America's prestige abroad. Here is something to think about. Every ex President (aside from Ronald Reagan who had alzheimers) has a role to play in public life after office. They give advice, do lecture tours, write books, sit on boards of huge companies and head non-profit organizations. How many people do you think will be itching to receive advice from W? How many companies would have him on their board? Who would buy his autobiography? Who would pay to hear him speak? No one. And that pretty much sums it up...."

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