16 May 2006

Rovian Slip?

Note from the LuapHacim, 11/14/2012: The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect my current beliefs and convictions. Even if they do, I would almost certainly express them in different words today. Time changes people, and I am not exempt. Nonetheless, because of its historical value, I will not modify or remove this post. It tells you (and me) something important about where I've been. Read on at your own peril.

This tidbit from a Washington Post column by Dana Milbank:
Presidential adviser Karl Rove had almost finished his appearance yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute when it happened. Discussing the Bush administration's record on illegal immigration, he blurted out, 'We're doing a heck of a job.'
For those of you who have forgotten, that's exactly the phrase that Bush used to praise his once-beloved future scapegoat, former FEMA director Michael Brown, during the Katrina debacle.

Brown was judging Arabian horse shows and paying what seems like an undue amount of attention to his wardrobe while Hurricane Katrina made a deadly swamp of New Orleans. That phrase, "heck of a job," as Milbank points out, has since become "a national shorthand for incompetence."

I think it's quite an appropriate phrase for Rove to use in describing this administration.


Unknown said...

level headedness.. Sarcasm or honest compliment, I am not sure.. But I appreciate the comment nonetheless :)

LQ said...

HA! That's fantastic (in an "where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?" sort of way)--thanks for passing word along. :)