The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, December 03, 2004

Another Sane Republican Bails Out...

Fellow Missourian and respected politician John Danforth has stepped down as ambassador to the UN. This is the type of Republican that Democrats are praying for these days, and that the now-unabashedly-reactionary GOP wants to be rid of. He'd made it clear that he's not in line with the administration on some matters, which makes him the sort of underling they consider dangerous. Bush apparently felt that Danforth was too "inflexible" to, say, take over Powell's position. Of course, Powell was seen as too inflexible for daring to offer an alternate approach to the disastrous Iraq policy.

Considering how many resignations we've seen by those considered credible to both parties, I think it's safe to say we're seeing rational individuals trying to get unhitched from the Bush wagon train before the whole administration winds up in Donner Pass. Whether it happens in the next four years or not, there's no way this admin. is going down in history as anything but the most corrupt and incompetent bunch of thieves to helm the state. Ever. The Teapot Dome Affair was nothing compared to the antics of this rotten bunch.

Which reminds me-- I should post on the Indian casino scandal, which will hopefully be the downfall of some of the most sanctimonious Republicans in the business.