Mood: hug me
Topic: "Here's Your Watch" (3)
Frodo is relieved to learn today that the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States has resigned. This act of civil servitude trumps the responsibility taken by Attorney General Gonzales for the latest faux pas/incompetent act/illegal action (pick one) by the least effective national administration in any western nation since the dawn of the Industrial Age.
Frodo feels it is a substantial understatement to merely refer to this as the "worst Presidential Administration in American History."
In keeping with the tradition of this Administration, responsibility is taken in words, but blame, like offal, flows downhill to the lowest possible denominator. The Attorney General, in the eyes of the President, is doing almost as fine a job as was the former Director of FEMA, the infamous "Brownie." To the President's credit, he did not apply a similar nickname to the Attorney General. He was, however, overheard humming the tune to "La Cucaracha."
The actual pleasure taken in today's resignation has nothing to do with the nameless, faceless, clueless former Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. Frodo was pleased to note that the guilty pleader did not use an initial, a middle name, and a surname. The consistency of E. Howard Hunt, G. Gordon Liddy, and now I. Scooter Libby as criminal automatons for Republican Presidents has detracted from what used to be a literary tradition, a la F. Scott Fitzgerald for one.
Frodo has often thought that if we were not a halfling, he would go by his first initial. It is nice to know that not everybody who does so is a buffoon.