Or, it May Be Okay to Not Know the Difference Between Potato and Potatoe, but It's Not Okay to Miss Differences Between Hamza and Hezbollah

We fired Bush Senior for not knowing the price of a loaf of bread at the supermarket. Now we’ve got someone in the same job who apparently does not realize that the capitol of China might be as far away from the capitol of Russia as the capitol of the United States. (Never bothered to look at a globe in 60 years? How do you contemplate invasions without knowing such things?)

We have someone in charge who does not seem to know the difference between Hezbollah and Hamaz. (You would think he might wonder since pundits at his sole media news source, Fox News, have been making rabid claims that “World War III” has started because of actions by those groups.)

We have someone controlling our entire military apparatus who’s gaffs three years after his invasion of their country suggests he still does not understand the differences between Sunni and Shiite. (No room for such nuances on a daily one page summary of world events?)

We have someone who does not understand or refuses to admit the distinction between scientific analysis and religious dogma. (Will he be vetoing the law of gravity next or just attach a “signing statement”?)

We have someone who acts like he has never read the Constitution although he swore twice to uphold it. (How many ways can someone misinterpret the words in the 19th Amendment - “no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”?)

As the female Chancellor of German will attest, we are sending someone to Summit Conferences who has apparently never read the US or the UN definitions of sexual harassment. (Did he learn nothing from the impeachment trial of Clinton when it comes to fondling females?)

This is someone who starts to make even his father’s astonishingly ignorant VP, Dan Quayle, appear a genius in comparison. No wonder we’re in trouble. It’s time for a pink slip for everyone running for office who told us we would be best off with a potato head in power.

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