Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Flattery gets you everywhere

"You are the best governor ever!"

"Hopefully Jenna and Barbara recognize that their parents are 'cool' - as do the rest of us."

"All I hear is how great you and Laura are doing."

"Texas is blessed."

Who's that? A 12-year old girl? Nope, it's Harriet Miers, the lady your president thinks would be a swell addition to the highest court in the land. To the great benefit of rich people everywhere, George has done an incredibly effective job filling the government with useless and unqualified people. The only qualification that these people have is that they can lick butt at a world class level. Looks like Harriet's another one, or as David Frum tells it:

"In a White House that hero-worshiped the president, Miers was distinguished by the intensity of her zeal: She once told me that the president was the most brilliant man she had ever met."

Ye freakin' Gods.