Thursday, April 27, 2006

So Long and Thanks for All The Fish

Kevin Drum on the FEMA abolishment:

This is truly remarkable. FEMA was a fine organization for eight years under Bill Clinton, widely recognized as one of the best run agencies in the federal government. But after a mere five years of George Bush's stewardship there's now a bipartisan consensus that it's so rundown that the only choice is to get rid of it and build a completely new agency in its place. Astonishing.
You know, I've always been a little frustated at people who claim that the US can easily survive 4-8 years of bad leadership. The 'wait it out' clan who bemoan the Bushian depredations but say oh well, we'll just have to fix it when we get rid of this crowd.

Are they going to be saying, in '09, the only choice is to get rid of the US and build a completely new country in its place?


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