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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Interior Secretary Apologizes over Polar Bear Listing

Don’t misunderstand. He wasn’t apologizing because he spent months and months dithering and sleazing and hiding and cowering and avoiding the issue. And he wasn’t apologizing for listing the Polar Bear as Threatened instead of Endangered.

Nope. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne was getting the third degree from one of his fellow rightwads. Glen Beck — Union Boss of Mouthbreathers’ Local #571 — was asking Kempthorne why he caved in to those F#$%&!# treehuggers over the Polar Bear listing.

Kempthorne sputtered out: “Well, I’ll tell you, unfortunately I have to follow the law.”

After that, Kempthorne tried to boost his cred with the Wingtard community. He bragged that during his years as a governor and senator he kept trying to sabotage the Endangered Species Act, but Goddamnit we’re still stuck with it.

Here is the entire transcript of Glen Beck’s May 15th program, in case you're in the mood for torturing yourself. If you plan on reading any of it, be sure you have a supply of your favorite drug on hand.

Oh My F#$%&^@!$!! God! Who listens to this shit anyway?

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

What's surprising is that there are some Bush appointees who still follow the law!

May 18, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Well, occasionally they'll follow the law. But only after months of pulling every sleazy maneuver they can think of, and then it's only when the cameras and floodlights are on.

May 18, 2008 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

If we count Freudian slips, then these assholes have told the truth in public probably two or three times since January 2001.

May 18, 2008 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Yup, those Freudian slips come in handy once in awhile. A few months ago there was a video of somebody (George Will I think) referring to Ann Coulter as "he."

May 18, 2008 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I've always loved the name Dirk Kempthorne. Sounds like a character on a soap.

May 18, 2008 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J: I think the name sounds like one of those East Coast preppie names, like he should have a III or IV after his name. Either way he's an asshole.

May 18, 2008 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

Yeah, Idaho has produced a bumper crop of them over the past couple decades.

May 18, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous S,W, Anderson said...

" . . .unfortunately I have to follow the law.”

Can anyone recall hearing a Cabinet officer of any other administration, even St. Ronald's, saying such a thing on national TV?

What happened to the public, that people wouldn't be calling for this turkey to be fired as a bad-attitude case who's clearly unfit for high office?

I'd ask why any president worth his weight in horsepucky wouldn't fire the guy for being an embarrassment as well as a bad-attitude case, but we know how much Bush is worth.

May 18, 2008 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: You're right, this really shows how far the Bush Administration has sunk. The Watergate tapes showed people talking like that when they thought nobody was listening, but this is just too blatant. It shows how much contempt these people have for the general public. And the fact that these assholes are still in office shows what a bunch of chumps we all are.

May 18, 2008 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

"...unfortunately I have to follow the law.” Spoken like a true Bushist.

May 18, 2008 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger kip said...

I think the key word here is "unfortunately". I bet if he could have gotten away with it, he'd have killed those f@&#^$! polar bears himself.

May 18, 2008 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Frederick: Yeah, that would be a perfect motto for this administration.

Kip: Yup, those polar bears are just a F#$%&! roadblock in our endless quest to drill for oil in ANWR.

May 19, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

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