“If money isn’t loosened up, this sucker could go down,” President Bush declared Thursday as he watched the $700 billion bailout package fall apart before his eyes, according to one person in the room.“We’re in a serious economic crisis,” Mr. Bush told reporters as the meeting began shortly before 4 p.m. in the Cabinet Room..."
No shit, Sherlock. Everything is a crisis, mainly because the folks in charge allow it to get to crisis stage before looking up from their Guns and Ammo magazines or The Pet Goat to see the warning lights blinking red. The World Trade Center falls down, intelligence fails about WMD, Iraq devolves into chaos, Abu Ghraib, Katrina, etc... I know I'm leaving out some, but for the sake of brevity just consider these and then we can see that the latest crisis is merely the most recent completely avoidable debacle in a long series of completely avoidable debacles.
Good Lord, I cannot wait until January, and I'm sure that Bush can't either. It's obvious that the latest crisis of inattention is the result of Bush staring at his navel, counting down the minutes until his tenure is up when he can start his ambition of "wealthy boredom" and jump onto the lecture circuit to "you know, replenish the ol' coffers." Idiot.
Let's face it, this economic volcano has been choking and burbing up methane for months, even years, and Bush has dawdled, hoping that the lava flow would wait until after January 21st when he is safely dispatched to his Paraguyan villa (Paraguay has no extradition treaty with the US and grants immunity from the International Criminal Court for war crimes.)
But, alas, the eruption wouldn't wait the necessary 4 more months, and now we have to endure Mr. Bush whining one last time for pounds of funding to fix a disaster that could have been prevented with an ounce of common sense.