Remember last week when Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfled told the media and the nation (that’s you and me) to “back off”?
As columnist Eugene Robinson put it yesterday in response to Rumsfeld:
“There, in just two words, you have the Bush administration's approach to the war in Iraq. Indeed, you have the Republicans' theory of government:
“The Republican majority came to Washington claiming a populist mandate but has ended up governing with the same breathtaking arrogance that Genghis Khan, I mean Donald Rumsfeld, let slip the other day. Congress is all about lobbyists, earmarks and pork.”
- - Washington Post, 31 October 2006
Now recall the story published here on Sunday about the Congresswoman from Colorado, Marilyn Musgrave, playing musical chairs with the timekeeper at a debate with her opponent so she wouldn’t catch sight of Michael Shiavo seated in the audience.
It turns out her nasty bit of stagecraft was not a one-time anomaly. Take a look at this:
We can’t get rid of George Bush and his incompetent cronies, such as Mr. Rumsfeld, this year, but we can dump all the Congressional incumbents next Tuesday - every last contemptible, disreputable one of them.
Remember, we elders vote in larger numbers than any other age group. Let us lead the way in demanding a government that is responsible to the people.