March 18, 2008

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Tuesday's Bushed! segment on Countdown documented George Bush giving praise to yet another inept staffer by thanking Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson for his hard work on monitoring the economy. What did Paulson do to merit such praise? Bush asserted that "working over the weekend" while the economy drowned was one impressive feat. Guess that's not surprising from the man who has spent one full year of his tenure as president on vacation.

Next up, more hackery related to Gonzo-gate. The New York Attorney's Public Integrity Office has been rewarded for bringing down former Governor Eliot Spitzer, while in Los Angeles, where the U.S. Attorney was investigating Republican crook Rep. Jerry Lewis had their Integrity Office disbanded. Coincidence? I think not.

The #1 scandal was the recent revelation that the government's terrorist watch list is bloated and full of bogus information. The list, which is estimated to contain some 900,000 names, is littered with incomplete, outdated and inaccurate information about innocent people, while the FBI now admits that when they do actually find a person of interest who should be on the list, it takes them up to four months to add their names to it.

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