Thursday, September 29, 2005

Cronies, Cronies, and More Cronies

Tell me, how terrifying is it that Bush appointed his good buddy (with privileges), Karen Hughes to work in the State Department? Not only is she frighteningly ignorant of the world, she apparently knows little about the United States as well. Check out this enlightening exchange that she herself recounts with an unnamed fer-ner while she was in Turkey. (Turkey is a country in the Middle East, if you’re as horrifyingly stupid as Bush’s pals).

QUESTION: Going back to the subject of the President, did anyone speak specifically about President Bush -- their feelings about him, objections to him?

UNDER SECRETARY HUGHES: I haven’t really heard a lot of that. I had one person at one lunch raise the issue of the President mentioning God in his speeches. And I asked whether he was aware that previous American presidents have also cited God, and that our Constitution cites "one nation under God." He said "well, never mind" and went on to something else. So he sort of was trying to equate that with the terrorists’ (inaudible). So I explained that I didn’t really think that was something you could equate. And he sort of dropped it and moved on. He was one of the opposition leaders in Egypt.
Do you think he said “never mind” because he knows that the word “god” appears in our Constitution a grand total of, um... let me count... yeah, zero times, and he didn’t want to embarrass her? Which is weird because as a member of BushCo, everyone knows she is incapable of shame.

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