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12.14.2004

a mandate for...incompetence!

Not as major an issue as some, and overplayed relentlessly in the media, but...the Kerik flap certainly indicates that Bush's election didn't suddenly grant him and his staff stunning new powers of competence. Here's a transcription of White House media flak Scott McClellan desperately flailing about trying not to acknowledge the obvious fact that any reasonable investigation into Kerik's background would have immediately made it clear he was a dubious choice for head of Heimland Sekuritat...

2 comments:

Alan said...

Read this nifty little piece on Saturday, via the always interesting Reason. One has to wonder if anyone in the White House is vetting these folks, or if they are, if they're being listened to when they have an answer that the powers-that-be don't want to hear.

Dave said...

I especially liked James Wollcott's article.