Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ah, Logic # 8

The title of this article was too good to pass up. Upon further investigation the article turned out to be quite logical and excellent. It makes me happy to read.

I haven't much to say on the U.S. Attorney firings. Only this: the word "scandal" has become so misused and far flung that it makes me want to poke my eyes out. I am sick and tired of every little thing being dredged up as a terrible, calamitous scandal. There has got to be an end of this. I don't give a flying monkey's butt if Bush fires his entire administration and does not tell us why. Eight attorneys is hardly the end of the world.

In the end I understand why scandals keep getting thrown right and, well, right. It's because Bush is a weak executive. People will follow a strong man into the jaws of death for a totally bogus reason. But they will scoff at a weak man until they turn blue in the face even when he's right. No I am not saying Bush is right about everything -- or anything for that matter. I am saying that it does not matter when he's right. He's weak and in the real world, that's what people notice.


Xana Ender said...

If you were an executive of a company and you knew that there were some losers in your company that if you fired (and they are at-will employees) they would try to take you downand go to great measures trying, would YOU want them employed at your company? Wouldn't you think of a good reason and then fire them? If you have someone working for you who is so disloyal as to do something like that, you wouldn't want them working for you in the first place! And if someone else had hired them, what reason do you have to keep such types around? Why, if we understand this in the corporate world, do we not understand it in the political one?

Esther said...

Excellent point. Thank you very much.

Of course, it leads me to ask why Bush does not make that argument or one similar to it. That's the problem, he's right this time, but he does not seem to know how to defend his actions in a take charge sort of way.