Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gotta love the jobs our administration hands out

Here is an amazingly funny and poignant speech thats Rep Emanual delviered on the House floor the other day. Great to see our tax dollars going to something of importanace like a White House Director of Lessons Learned instead of, I dont know, helping the vicitms of Katrina, educating law enforcement and legislators or why racial profiling blows, or making sure minorities in Florida, Ohio and the south get to vote....


White House paying $100,000 salary to "Director of Lessons Learned"

by John in DC - 7/12/2006 11:25:00 AM

Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) offers a few more lessons learned:
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."


At 9:45 AM , Blogger sherni said...

Dude, it doesn't count as blogging when all you do is post links or articles written by other people. Come on now.

At 9:49 AM , Blogger Kavneet said...

I mean I guess I could just write about green phones.... that would be a clear upgrade for me :-)


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