I wrote in an earlier post how it was time to vote out every member of the House or Senate up for re-election next year. Ninety percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the job Congress is doing and the other ten percent are just wrong.
Now it looks like that won't be enough to get the kind of politician who is killing this country out of Washington. Looks like we have to move on to other government agencies as well.
Please tell me you heard about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's "press conference" this week to take questions on their ongoing effort to assist in the battling of the Southern California wildfires.
Rather than accept questions from actual journalists, who were given just 15 minutes notice that the Q & A was happening, the deputy director of FEMA Harvey Johnson instead put his own employees in the briefing room to pose as reporters. Then he only called on his own people to ask softball questions that he could then answer to make sure FEMA was put in the best possible light.
As an aside, FEMA starred in what I think was one of the most significant, yet underreported stories of 2007. They knew Hurricane Katrina refugees were getting sick, poisoned by breathing formaldehyde from living in the poorly ventilated government provided trailers and they did nothing about it. When enough children got sick enough and the Center For Disease Control started an investigation, them FEMA was forced to confront the problem.
Please understand, United States government employees knew they had put their own citizens in poisoned trailers - they had been alerted to the problem by dozens of sick residents -and waited until someone else found about it and then were forced to act.
Wait there's more!
Last week the Republican National Committee added this page to their official website.
"Ghost and Gals,
Today the RNC is very proud to introduce our newest web feature and game, "Scariest Democrat." What do Halloween and politics have in common? Scary Democrats! Every year, the Republican National Committee has a hard time determining who is the scariest Democrat of the bunch. Just like the fall harvest, there's an abundance from which to choose. That's where you come in. We need your help in determining who the RNC should announce as the "Scariest Democrat" in 2007. Cast your vote and play today to help the RNC peg the "Scariest Democrat" in American politics."
Are you freaking kidding me? This is what passes for politics now? This is how a Presidential campaign is being run ? These are adults, not Highlights Magazine puzzle editors making these decisions?
If John F. Kennedy were alive today he would demand to be immediately taken to Dallas and rent a convertible.