Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Punk of the Week

Time again for the Punk of the Week Award, where we select only the choicest Punks and expose their Punkery for all the non-Punk world to see.

(This should have been done on Sunday, but I was busy.)

And this week's Award goes to .... envelope, please ...

President and Illustrious Leader George W Bush, for backtracking on his earlier principled stand to fire anyone connected with the 'outing' of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Over the weekend, that stand changed to read that he'd fire anyone connected to it only if a crime had been committed.

Well, Georgie, get the pink slips out. You'll need one for Karl "Big Pants" Rove, as well as for "Scooter" Libby and "Doughboy" McClellan. Oh, and take one for yourself while you're at it.

By now, we should be used to seeing Presidents take a stand, and then start backing away from it. But it's still strange to see, especially in a President who, in his first term, was so crazed about ethics and dignity returning to the White House.

But that was before, you see.

Before the War on Terror.

Before the Patriot Act.

Before having his cronies and disciples telling the Congress and all who'd listen that Iraq can pay for the cost of its reconstruction.

Before Operation Bleeding Wound, based on lies and fixed intelligence, as pointed out in the Downing Street Documents.


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