Bush Administration Incompetence Seen as a Ray of Hope: America Might Be Saved
The furor over the ports issue is going to be a defining moment for a Bush administration that prides itself on defining the moments. Everything that is wrong with their style will work against them on this and they don’t even seem to realize it yet.
If they did, then why send George out to make such a firm stand? He insists any attempt to wrest the port contract back away from the United Arab Emirates company will be met by a veto. That’s going to make it difficult to fold up later on this, and if he remains firm and shows that trademark resolve they love to market to us, he’s in even worse shape.
All the usual beat-downs about not playing the blame game, and keeping politics out of it, aren’t going to work either. This is a President who brags about national security, and he’s looking really bad on his pet issue. Then he shifts effortlessly into his standard line that, “I never make mistakes so if I did this, it can’t be a mistake.” How did these events happen?
The answer to that question might hold America’s salvation and it is this: Behind all the power-grabbing, election-stealing, spin-making expertise that these guys always pride themselves on, is a core of mediocrity – an inescapable incompetence that most Americans are only now beginning to realize. Katrina was a glimpse at the real ability level of this group, and as their carefully constructed façade of government skill came crashing down, suddenly what this president has done stands unprotected for all to see. As many of us feared from the beginning, the guy is a classic screw-up, and so is Dick “the Macho Hunter” Cheney. These clowns actually fought a war for the wrong reasons, and they admit it. Hell, they're proud of it.
The only difference now is that their unbelievable incompetence is seen as a source of comfort. Try as they will to implement their twisted, power-crazed agenda, they might not have the required skill set to destroy America after all.