July 12, 2006

Oh Rahm...preach on!!

Just in case you haven't heard, the White House actually pays someone to be the Director of Lessons Learned. No, really. No, I am not kidding. Really. Rahm Emmanuel speaks...

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the President said we continue to be wise about how we spend the people's money.

"Then why are we paying over $100,000 for a 'White House Director of Lessons Learned'?

"Maybe I can save the taxpayers $100,000 by running through a few of the lessons this White House should have learned by now.

"Lesson 1: When the Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of State say you are going to war without enough troops, you're going to war without enough troops.

"Lesson 2: When 8.8 billion dollars of reconstruction funding disappears from Iraq, and 2 billion dollars disappears from Katrina relief, it's time to demand a little accountability.

"Lesson 3: When you've 'turned the corner' in Iraq more times than Danica Patrick at the Indy 500, it means you are going in circles.

"Lesson 4: When the national weather service tells you a category 5 hurricane is heading for New Orleans, a category 5 hurricane is heading to New Orleans.

"I would also ask the President why we're paying for two 'Ethics Advisors' and a 'Director of Fact Checking.'

"They must be the only people in Washington who get more vacation time than the President.

"Maybe the White House could consolidate these positions into a Director of Irony."

Hoo boy...a Director of Fact Checking? In the words of Jon Stewart, "Wha???"

Hat tip to AMERICAblog.


JWH said...

Great post CLS!

DesertBeacon said...

Wow, excellent post! I'm guessing the formula is that the two ethics advisors were cancelled out by Abramoff, and Tony Snowjob cancels out the fact checker? :)