Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Asshole Detectors

I have said it before: as a spoiled brat raised by a treasonous asshole and a fulminating psychobitch, in an atmosphere of total impunity, W has an uncanny ability to sniff out the Worst People in the world. He's a one-man pre-crime unit; anybody he likes should be regarded as stupid, crooked and proabably dangerous. Somebody should compile a list.

Back when it was still a newspaper the Washington Post published the "Hall of Shame," a list of 120 ethically challenged or currently-under-indictment members of Reagan's racket. I realize that a similar process today would simply be the publishing of the White House staff list, guest list, plus Preznitial appointees. It would be too voluminous. To take its measure we would have to weigh it, as drug lords do their cash payments. The problem with W's talent is that he uses it for evil; he doesn't restrain the shitheads whom he can smell as dogs can cancer, he hires them. They make Karl Rove very happy -- always a priority around the Palalce.

Here's the latest: George Deutsch. A twenty-four-year-old former intern for the Bush camapign, he was rewarded with an appointment to be a writer and editor for NASA's public affairs. Deutsch apprently decided that there was too much science around the shop. It bothered him that the Big Bang was thought to have occurred much earlier than October 23, 4004 BC date Bishop Ussher gave for Creation, from his reading of the Old Testament. So he sent out memoes: "It is not NASA's place, nor should it be to make a declaration such as this about the existence of the universe that discounts intelligent design by a creator ... This is more than a science issue, it is a religious issue. And I would hate to think that young people would only be getting one-half of this debate from NASA. That would mean we had failed to properly educate the very people who rely on us for factual information the most."

It seems Mr. Deutsch may have skipped a few science classes and so didn't know any better, because he didn't have any degrees from Texas A&M, despite having claimed he did, in the paperwork he filed with federal authorities. Well now that the New York Times has gotten wind of this, Deutsch has "resigned," to avoid being fired and perhaps prosecution.

If Deutsch were an isolated case this would even be worth thinking about. But he's not. His ilk is installed in every agency, confusing supertition with science, ideology with governance, wishing with planning, and above all, doing well with doing good. How many of these know-nothing little shitheads did all they could to make Iraq happen, and how many of the clueless, unqualified and incompetent went over on the strength of nothing but Party zeal, once there to botch the abomination into total atrocity?

If only W's talents and energies could be harnessed for Good....


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