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


Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Oneupmanship with a vengeance

I admit it. Even I keep feeling happy when a Bush appointee goes down in flames for being a crook. You'd think I'd know better by now. The only lesson they learn is to dig up someone whose skeletons are a little deeper in the closet. Or at least don't resonate so much with the public. Enter Michael Chertoff. The man set to replace Bernie Kerik. The man who has no security experience, but plenty of experience in illegally detaining US citizens. Heaven help us. I can already feel the Dems rolling over on this one. Highly recommended reading.

As if all this weren't enough, Chertoff-- staunch partisan-- was Senate Republican counsel for the Whitewater investigation. You know, the one that found no wrongdoing on the part of the Clintons, but cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. Now that's one real American hero! Or at least a spicy meatball... Hmmmm. Maybe it's time for a sandwich.