What a relief that he's out of there. Now we have to convince Bush to bow out, too. Bill Maher had a great editorial about this in the LA Times today (I can't find a link, sadly.) He writes to Bush:
Your job has turned into the Bush family nightmare: helping poor black people.
The cupboard's bare, the credit card's maxed out and no one's speaking to you--mission accomplished!
Now it's time to do what you do best: lose interest and walk away, like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team.
Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or spaceman?
Later, he writes:
You've performed so poorly you should give yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. On your watch we've lost almost all of our allies, the budget surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the city of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky.
We're the unlucky ones, with Bush as our president. And now our administration is trying to erode our freedom of expression, freedom of information, yet again. But I think the wool has been lifted from the collective eyes of the media; I don't think they'll allow themselves to be silent and complacent again. At least let's hope not. Let's hope we can all continue to keep our eyes, our voice boxes, wide open.