Monday, November 19, 2007

Oh My God

First, the set up. LATimes (11.19.07):
"Fran Townsend, President Bush's domestic security advisor, announced today that she was resigning, the latest in a series of senior officials to leave the administration as the president juggles a still-full agenda."

Domestic security advisor is latest Bush aide to resign

And now, an except from her letter of resignation. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (11.19.07), via ThinkProgress:
"In 1937, the playwright Maxwell Anderson wrote of President George Washington: There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, til all men walk on higher ground in their lifetime.

Mr. President, you are such man."

Mr. President, you are such a man

Full text of this thing is here. If you think you can stomach it.

See, also sycophant, as in a "a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite", and obsequious, as in "characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference".

We just couldn't leave without this little gem. Ed Henry interviews Ms. Townsend on The Situation Room (12.28.06), via TPM Muckraker:

"HENRY: You know, going back to September 2001, the president said, dead or alive, we're going to get him. Still don't have him. I know you are saying there's successes on the war on terror, and there have been. That's a failure.

TOWNSEND: Well, I'm not sure -- it's a success that hasn't occurred yet. I don't know that I view that as a failure."

The Situation Room

If you're finding yourself somewhat nauseated by all of this, here's Scott Horton's take on the matter.



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