Thursday, April 20, 2006

Selling Your Soul For Power: Part 2

From CNN.Com:"I hear the voices, and I read the front page, and I know the speculation. But I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. "

There is little correlation between (1) being in a decision-making position, and (2) having the cognitive ability to make decisions, with (3)making sound, well-thought-out decisions. If you don't believe me, check the outcomes on these no-brainers: the quick decision to go to war with Iraq; the decisions made regarding political appointments; the decision to ignore the effects of Katrina; the decision to continue reading The Pet Goat while Americans were under attack; the decision to continue using folksy, down-home style language (see "nu-cu-lar') even after White House polishers have tried to spit shine his personality.

"But I'm the decider, and I decide what is best."


Anonymous said...

Oh, come on. You can't possibly blame Bush for Katrina and nothing on the people who live there. If they were dumb enough to stay when a massive hurricane is heading directly for them, that is their own fault. Not to mention the mayor. Why the hell did he not use the school buses to get the people out who couldn't afford to leave on their own? Why does everyone blame the president first before looking in the mirror? Why not take some responsibility for themselves?

As far as 9/11 goes, maybe it wouldn't have happened if Clinton wasn't too busy with the interns.

The Film Geek said...

I said he made some crappy decisions (he and the federal government, which he does run) regarding Katrina. And I didn't blame him for 9/11...I simple pointed out he made the decision to finish up a children's book even though he had been told we were under attack (but not what the attack was, or even if it was over).

Anonymous said...

I honestly doubt that is what your wife is talking about to Matthew Mc!!