Tuesday, March 27, 2007
The Incompetence of the Bush Administration
Recent commentaries, editorials, late night shows and news reports have drawn attention to the "I" words used to best describe the Bush Administration. Those words include incompetent, inadequate, irresponsible, ideological. But it's the first one, "incompetent", that is oft repeated. Take this excerpt from Bob Novak's recent editorial:
"The word most often used by Republicans to describe the management of the Justice Department under Gonzales is “incompetent.” … The I-word (incompetence) is also used by Republicans in describing the Bush administration generally. Several of them I talked to cited a trifecta of incompetence: the Walter Reed hospital scandal, the FBI’s misuse of the USA Patriot Act and the U.S. attorneys firing fiasco. “We always have claimed that we were the party of better management,” one House leader told me. “How can we claim that anymore?” […] The answer that is not entertained by the president’s most severe GOP critics, even when not speaking for quotation, is that this is just the governing style of George W. Bush and will not change while he is in the Oval Office.
Use the comment option on this blog to add your own examples of the incompetence, inadequacy, irresponsibility, and ideology of the Administration. And for a second challenge, connect the dots between the Administration and its protégés at our State Capitol.