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November 21, 2004

And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

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If you think you’re going to see more pictures of Bush getting squeezed or marginalized anytime soon, you’re fooling yourself. If “W” took a back seat last week at the ceremonies for the Clinton library, he otherwise spent time moving things out of his way.

The past week was actually impressive in that regard. While conservative blogs had been speculating about which Republican heavyweights might gain cabinet appointments, Bush dropped into place a group of long time functionaries guaranteed not to make much impression on anybody. With “Georgeleeza” Rice heading for the State Department, the President has set the stage for a through house cleaning there. At the same time, one of the highlights of the week involved the sound of heads rolling at the CIA, set in motion by new Director and Bush functionary, Porter Goss.

So, remember this picture of the Big Dog and the Little Dog. It might be the last time in his Presidency you see Bush having trouble getting past anybody.

(photos: NYTimes)

  • troy barnes

    this site sucks. common sence would answer alot of these questions. is it ok to sleep on a bed? should they take their shoes off? come on. soldiers are fighting a war. boots do not come off and after 30-40 hours of non stop battle you sleep where ever there is room. how about this, join the marines, fight a war and then get back to me. it’s easy to be a lazy boy warrior, and hind sight is always 20/20. come on, were all americans and we all want whats right. right now it’s supporting our troops, not belittling them. remember this, your right to publish this web sight and your right to say,do,go and be what you want happened because some of these same men you degrade died for you, and all of them were willing to

  • Scott Shelton

    Clinton’s become so irrelevant, it’s actually sad you libs are looking back fondly on that whole debacle. I love your analysis, Mike. Why don’t you go back and analyze some of the “big dog’s” speeches and writings.
    Your cartoons suck.

  • jr

    Troy B; if the site sucks so much, why are you so eager to leave a comment? I’m sure Mike will join me in welcoming you among the suckified.
    Scott S; if Clinton is so irrelevant, why did Dumbya try so hard to upstage him? Wouldn’t have anything to do with Clinton being so popular, and Bush being universally loathed would it? No, I didn’t think so.

  • http://www.futurebird.com futurebird

    These photos made me smile. It’s kinda sad, but it’s funny!

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