I have a question: Does the Bush administration even do research on the people they nominate for certain positions. If it isn't Bush nominating Bernard "I fuck other chicks besides my wife in an apartment donated to rescue workers near ground zero" Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security, or him nominating Harriet "I never served as a judge and I'm Bush's buddy" Miers as a Supreme Court Justice, it obvious that this has to be the laziest administration ever. The hiring of Tony Snow as press secretary isn't as serious an issue as with Keric and Miers, but some of his unfavorable comments of the president in the past are interesting to say the least.
"Begin with the wimp factor. No president has looked this impotent this long when it comes to defending presidential powers and prerogatives."
"Polls indicate President Bush is taking a pounding on the issue of Social Security. I will explain tomorrow why many of these reports are exaggerated. Today, I'll focus on the simpler issue of why his Social Security sales pitch stinks."
"So now things get interesting. The president has stirred up a lot of mischief, but Miers has to clean up the mess. The upcoming confirmation hearings will determine her fate -- and the president's. If she defies expectations, George Bush will look like a genius. If the Senate rejects her nomination, his presidency will come effectively to an end."
"Elected Republicans and their legislative leaders nationwide have fallen prey to the natural temptation to view power as their birthright, rather than a reward for hard and righteous work. This explains why they behave like reckless heirs to someone else's fortune."
"Would you still argue that the Republican Party is "packed with cowards"? Or that the president's "compassionate conservatism" is "a slogan that exceeded skeptics' worst expectations"? Or that Bush "lack[ed] not only conviction, but vision" when he signed McCain-Feingold? If not, what has caused you to change your mind, aside from having accepted this job?"
"The Republican Party in Washington is in trouble not because it's overrun by crooks, but because it's packed with cowards."
"Hence, George W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism" -- a slogan that exceeded skeptics' worst expectations."
"When the president signed a campaign-finance bill he called unconstitutional, he seemed to lack not only conviction, but vision."
"Not so long ago, one could count on Republicans at least to defend the idea of limited government, but no more. This is the chief reason the Conservative Movement has shattered, like a broken mirror, into dozens of jagged, sharp and discordant pieces."