Over at ThinkProgress, the folks who put out the "Progress Report" have listed "The 43 Who Helped Make Bush The Worst Ever". The list is topped by Darth Cheney, followed by Karl Rove, Alberto Gonzales, Don Rumsfeld, and Michael Brown ("Brownie," who did a heckuva job ensuring the almost complete destruction of New Orleans, post-Katrina). The Top 10 is completed with Paul Wolfowitz, David Addington ("Cheney's Cheney"), Stephen Johnson of the EPA, Doug ("The Dumbest Motherfucker On The Planet") Feith, and John ("The Mustache") Bolton.
Condoleezza (Italian for "Chickenlegs) Rice doesn't make the list til #18. John Yoo, the moon-faced torture maven from Boalt Hall, is on at #11. Ari Fleischer makes the list at 12. None of the rest will be particularly surprising, though some of them will not be familiar names to anyone not already a total anti-Bushevik. I do not know how none of the Supremes past or present made the list; it seems to me that Sandra Day O'Connor deserves a place, since it was she more than any other single individual who made the last 8 years possible. Alito and Roberts have both made contributions, too, as has Tony ("Vafanculo") Scalia. Also conspicuous by his absence would be Grover Norquist.
The Progress Reporters appended their selections with the following notice:
Dishonorable Mentions: Bush appointees who didn't quite make the list included a child pornography aficionado, a patron of hookers, a shoplifter, a mail fraudster, an operator of an illegal horse gambling ring, and a CIA official who took bribes in the form of prostitutes.I do not know by what criteria folk were included or consigned to lower orders of influence. Why did they stop at 43? With O'Connor and the six in the addendum, there would have been a nice, even 50. The answer?
The Progress Report heralds the conclusion of the Bush 43 presidency by bringing you our list of the top 43 worst Bush appointees. Did we miss anyone? Who should have been ranked higher? Let us know what you think.Other quibbles aside, I think Condi should have made the list twice, once as Nat Sec Advisor ("Bin Laden Determined To Strike In US"), and then again as SecState. Seldom has any single person been so universally admired, in spite of being so incredibly inept as that skanky, chicken-legged bint with her phony Stanford job...