Monday, August 27, 2007

Will one of George Bush's school chums become Secretary of Homeland Security?

There was a time when conservative Republicans claimed to stand for professionalism, accountability and competence in government (not always accurately, but they usually claimed it).

That was before the Bush administration started hiring the president's old college drinking buddies or their cousins to fill important jobs.

The buzz in Washington today is that the incompetent Alberto Gonzales will be replaced as attorney general by the incompetent Michael Chertoff, who will be replaced as homeland security secretary by Clay Johnson III (left), whose resume includes his having attended both prep school and college with George W. Bush.

Can you imagine how this stuff must embarrass Bush's old man, who, for all his faults, tended to surround himself with professionals when he was in the White House?

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