Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Most Definitive Sign of 2nd-Term Fatigue So Far

History tells us that US Presidents and their underlings get tired in the second term. And here's how we know that history is happening right now:

The Bush Administration has agreed to lease operations of six major ports to a company based in the United Arab Emirates.

The Republican governors of New York and Maryland are threatening legal action to block the move. Thank goodness for that.

SWNID insists that demanding perfection from leaders is an uninformed path to constant frustration. So we forgive our President this mistake. But we urge him to correct it faster than he did Harriet Miers's nomination to the Supreme Court.

2 comments:

Kevin K said...

President Bush did not correct the Harriet Miers mistake. She asked for her name to be removed from consideration for tha vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

And certainly no one else in the administration had any influence on Ms. Miers's decision to withdraw, least of all the President.