Good For Colin Powell
Colin Powell is resigning. Good riddance! For Colin, that is. He’s way too honest and too rational – too sane – to have the inept and corrupt Bush administration hanging around his neck like an albatross. His presence in the Bush administration gives gravitas and credibility to an administration that deserves neither.
Let’s get all those centrist, non-neocon wimps out of the administration. Let’s replace Ashcroft (yes, there actually is somebody worse) with that lawyer who thinks the Geneva Convention is quaint and outdated. Who would be a good replacement for Powell? Let’s see, how about that loudmouth general who kept announcing that the US would defeat Iraq because “my God is better than your God, neener neener neener.” That’s not an exact quote, of course, but that’s the general drift of it.
Powell’s announcement brings to 6 the number of Bush’s cabinet members who have announced their resignations.
And now Arlen Specter, who was expected to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee, might not get this post after all. He infuriated the Far-Right power base with his statement that Bush might still have a hard time getting judicial nominees through the Senate. That’s right, shoot the messenger.
Also, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has threatened to use what’s called the “nuclear option” – not allowing the use of a filibuster during judicial confirmation hearings. Tactics like this used to be called changing the rules in the 9th inning.
Yes, it’s going to be a very interesting 2nd term for King George. Maybe we should just cut to the chase and begin the Coronation now.