We have two more years of this horse shit to deal with? Come on.
Recognizing Fox did not have the votes to obtain Senate confirmation in the Foreign Relations Committee, Bush withdrew the nomination last week. On Wednesday, with the Senate on a one-week break, the president used his power to make recess appointments to put Fox in the job without Senate confirmation.
But wait, there's more than Sam Fox! Check out Susan Dudley!
President Bush on Wednesday appointed as his top regulatory official a conservative academic who has written that markets do a better job of regulating than the government does and that it is more cost-effective for people who are sensitive to pollution to stay indoors on smoggy days than for government to order polluters to clean up their emissions.
As director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Susan E. Dudley will have an opportunity to change or block all regulations proposed by government agencies....
She opposed stricter limits on arsenic in drinking water, in part because she argued that the Environmental Protection Agency's calculations of the costs and benefits overvalued some lives, particularly those of older people with a small life expectancy.
She has argued that air bags should not be required by government regulation but requested by automobile consumers who are willing to pay extra for them.
Allergy sufferers! Get ready to spend much more time indoors! Old people? Fuck 'em! Safety requirements for automobiles? Bollocks!
This is what our government is doing. These are the people in charge of our country.
I just... I don't know what else George Bush could do wrong. Where is the rage? Why aren't people as pissed off at the utter disaster this administration has made of the world? Bush is within his rights to sneak some appointments in, but the man has done so more than 100 times. Wouldn't you think that maybe he'd get the hint that Congress doesn't like his appointments around the sixtieth rejection? Surely there is someone other than this loopy wingnut who could fill this slot.
What is it going to take before people finally get fed up with this idiot? I know I'm doing that blogger thing where I just spew forth angry words without any actual insight, but I'm tired of thinking. Clearly no one else is engaging their brains. What does Bush have to do? Get caught with a cigar and an intern on his desk before people get morally enraged? Bush has nominated a woman who thinks old people dying off early is a good thing to a regulatory position. This man has sent troops to die for a stupid reason. His unwillingness to admit that he made a grave mistake is costing even more lives. He's not willing to even discuss leaving, so, as Stealth said, we're in Iraq until 2009 at least. Can you imagine what the death toll for Americans is going to be like after another two years of insurgent attacks and ill-rested troops being sent back to a war zone? Can you imagine the Iraqi death toll? Can you imagine all the Iraqi children who are watching their parents die because of America's ill-planned invasion and how easy it will be to breed them into terrorists unless we start helping them get their country back? I know we can't close up and leave Iraq tomorrow. But it's time to start planning to extricate ourselves, which isn't happening.
The country isn't mad enough. I just don't get it. People are on hunger strikes because some kid on American Idol sucks but are cool with the President's actions?