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kleinbl00  ·  575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I think Dick Cheney would sound like this on mescaline and amyl nitrate.

The thing about either Bush is we knew they were villains, but they were professional villains who had long occupied perches in the menagerie of career criminals that make up a functional democracy. We had a reasonable understanding that Bush II was not a particularly competent leader, but we knew that those who pulled his strings had, at the very least, been functional members of government for long enough to know what you can and cannot get away with.

I can't remember who said it, but someone summed it up nicely by saying "thank God they're as incompetent as they are or we'd be in real trouble."