Thursday, December 15, 2005
Even though half of the very conservative voters of Texas now have an unfavorable opinion of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, George W.
In a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred interview with Fox News (pause for laughter), Bush says DeLay is innocent of criminal charges recently leveled against him and hopes he will return to his leadership post, this despite the fact many House Republicans now want to keep DeLay in the shadows.
"I hope that he will, cause I like him, and plus, when he's over there, we get our votes through the House," the president says. (It should be noted that VP Lon Cheney recently attended a fundraiser for DeLay).
Meanwhile, the increasingly cranky Donald Rumsfeld has done a "heck of a good job," Bush says (recycling the same compliment given to embatted former FEMA director Michael Brown).
That does it. I'm applying for a job in the Bush White House, where it's apparently impossible to do wrong. And if somehow singled out for incompetence, I'll use their own techniques against them.
"I'm doing a good job. Things are fine. Change is bad." Then I'll repeat, ad nauseum, until the bonuses start flowing in.