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July 13th, 2004 (08:21 am)

I was thinking about George III the other day, and how he's consistently failed up. Every time one of his businesses was in trouble, family friends helped make a deal that got him a bigger business. He failed in a run for Congress in 1978; his next political office was governor. He bailed out of the governership just before his tax cuts ruined the state; he lost the presidential election, but got rescued by his father's appointees on the Supreme Court.

And then it occurred to me that there's a great icon for someone who's built his career on failure:

Yes, that's right: the W. stands for Wally!


Posted by: maestrateresa (maestrateresa)
Posted at: July 13th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)

Meaning that we're living in Wally Word? Well...the country *does* seem like enough of an incompetently-run amusement park anymore that I can buy that....

Posted by: Raf (greatsword)
Posted at: July 13th, 2004 05:24 pm (UTC)

So, is the PHB Cheney, or Rove?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 13th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)

Let's see. Rove is actually pretty sharp. Unpleasant, possibly even psychotic, but sharp.

Cheney...Cheney's people skills are too low to be the PHB.

If I may drop into cynical mode for a moment, I think maybe the PHB is the electorate: nominally in charge, but too apathetic, and too ignorant, to exercise their power in any useful way.

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