Thursday, June 28, 2007

If at First you Don't Screw Up Badly Enough, Try Again

by Rich Miles
June 28, 2007

So here's what the WaPo enlightens us with this morning:

Bush Plans Envoy to Islamic Nations

Hmmm...this whole concept seems awfully familiar. Where have I heard of this before?

Oh yeah...Karen Hughes named to State Dept. job

I mean, you really gotta read this. It's the exact same idea, even in some parts the exact same words used in describing it. Almost 2 years ago.

They really do think we're this stupid. They're right a lot of time about a lot of the country, but's galling.

What's really mystifying about this WaPo piece, though, is that the writer, Michael Fletcher, didn't know about Hughes' prior effort, or at the very most charitable, didn't find it worthy of mention.

Just as an idle guess, you s'pose the reason the first time out didn't take was that Bush sent a woman into one of the most sexually-segregated and gynephobic cultures on Earth? Never mind whether she had the smarts and the experience for such a mission (she didn't, but it had nothing to do with her gender) - why would you send someone as a supposed envoy for peace who would, by her mere appearance, inflame half of her audience and enrage the other half? Does that seem like a consideration worth taking? Or am I just being picky?

I'm just sayin', maybe that might have required a bit more thought in the first place?

Damn, I can't wait to be rid of these morons. January 09, c'mon!!!

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