At some point, you’re really only left with just getting sick at the whole damn thing. Now pay attention, there will be a test a little later on.

It begins with the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. As he packs his things and leaves, he will be succeeded temporarily by the ultra conservative Paul Clement, the current solicitor general who once clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and Judge Lawrence Silberman. Indeed, at least under Clement we don’t have to fear anything new:

A top government attorney declared Tuesday that, in the war on terror, the United States is a battlefield, and therefore President Bush has the authority to detain enemy combatants indefinitely in this country.

(Note: under this logic ANYONE can be held indefinitely without trial… Well, that’s nice)

Of course, no one expects Clement to act as Attorney General for long. That honor, despite my best advice, will in all likelihood go to current head of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.

Indeed, as though to back this up, it’s beginning to sound as if a replacement for the head of the Deparment of Homeland Security has already been found in Clay Johnson III. Johnson, currently a Deputy Director for the Office of Management and Budget, may not have a lot of experience with homeland experience. Emergency response planning, intelligence direction, and anti-terrorism actions may not be part of Johnson’s reportoire, but at least he’ll know how to balance the budget over there at the OMB.

Oh wait, he’s a Bushite, nevermind on that last point.

But… Wait… he keeps a Bush doll on his desk, that means he’s incredibly qualified. Qualified for the high stakes loyalty it takes to continue to encapsulate the President within his bubble of disinformation he permanently resides in while rabidly defending him and his policies despite whatever evidence is put before him. Like the string of cronies before him, from Harriet Miers to Alberto Gonzales, Clay Johnson fits this administration like a glove.

Incompetent but loyal. In other words, a crony.

One Response to “Cronies”

  1. James says:

    Its wonderful, Excellent

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