Saturday, October 08, 2005

Why Not The Worst? Part II

If Bush's recent female appointees are "work mommies," his male appointees throughout his 5 years in office have mostly been in the mold of fraternity brothers.
The latest frat bro to hit the headlines is Timothy Flanigan, who withdrew his nomination as Deputy Attorney General on Friday because of growing questions about his relationship with indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Preznit Bush's All-Fun DC Fraternity seems to consist largely of the circle of friends around Abramoff and Grover Norquist. Alberto Gonzales is in there, along with Mike Brown, Mike Chertoff and a whole band of other nincompoops that Bush has elevated to cushy, highly paid positions designed to keep them off the welfare rolls for another three years -- except that his strategy seems to be falling apart.
Work mommies and Frat boys. What's the connection? Many would say it's a simple matter of surrounding himself with sycophants. I think there's another explanation: Bush wants to be surrounded by people willing to take a paddle to his presidential butt.