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looks like Michael Brown is out of a job.


Sep. 9th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
that's a good thing, but i fear it may allow the chimp-in-chief some wiggle room in the spin factory; if there's a scapegoat, all he has to fess up to is putting a used-horse dealer in charge of FEMA, as opposed to not giving a rat's ass about poor darkies, as is evident.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)

Don't be ridiculous, even that would require admitting to some sort of failure.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
well, here we see the problem of making all your coke-buddies high ranking national officials; if the media actually decides to pay attention, as they seem to be in this instance, it's got to be somebody's fault. he can't blame arabs, he can't blame left-wing nutjobs, he can't pin it on some abstract concept and he can't declare war on mother nature; all that's left is his buddies. and someone has to take the blame.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)

No, all they have to do is start an investigation, then say they won't comment on any on-going investigation, then make sure the investigation drags on so long that no one cares anymore by the time something comes out of it.

I should be making so much more money than I do.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
but all that really hinges on the media. you've got to get them to ignore it long enough to fade from people's memories; find something else to distract them (i.e. a war or political scandal) and then publish the reports in the basement of a building with no electricity guarded by hellhounds. i don't think that's gonna happen in this case - the media is pissed. heads have to roll, and soon; chimp-in-chief's approval rating depends on it.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)

Dude, the new season of Every Reality Show On Earth is starting, people will get distracted, ratings and readership will decline, someone will get attacked by a shark or a white kid will disappear and problem solved.
Sep. 9th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
yeah, but how easy do you think it'll be to get that shark to eat that white kid?

i think the way it's been covered so far, how quickly it's been crystalized into a race issue and an economic issue, will give it more staying power than you'd otherwise expect. and i think the general attitude is different this time, too - after 9/11, people were looking for answers and a head on a pike; after this, i expect people will be paying more attention to how the administration wiggles.
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
one chink in the armor- the senate approved brown. And wasn't joe lieberman a big proponent of his?
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
right, but who trusts lieberman? he was the token demo vote so gw could say 'both sides supported him'.

they probably bought him off with a bag of candy.
Sep. 9th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
alls i'm saying is, token or not, joey joe joe shabadoo is a democrat and he supported brown. and maybe others did too. do you remember a huge outcry from dems when he was nominated/confirmed? I don't.
Sep. 9th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
true, but it seems like the dems have lost their ability -to- outcry. and frankly, i never believed in that 'speak now or forever hold your peace' shite - people can speak up whenever they damn well please.

seriously tho, i never imagined i'd see the democratic party become the 'we're almost the republican party'. sad state of affiars
Sep. 9th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)
send in the Hill/Frat boy combo!


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