No matter what your political leaning, most of us have chuckled over Bush's various goofy statements (“Dick Cheney is my sounding rod, not my lightning rod”), but worry more about his non-funny ones. When Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward was interviewing Bush during the “war on terrorism” (click here for a summary), he asked him why he was ignoring the experienced experts on his team, even though he personally is extremely inexperienced in international issues of this (or any) sort. Bush's answer:

"I do not need to explain why I say things — That's the interesting thing about being the President — Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."

So not only does the current administration feel that it does not need to be accountable to the public, but the current leader feels he does not need to be accountable to his advisors. Many of the other statements are worrying as well, including his freak-out when the military told Bush that it would take more than a week to launch an assault on Afghanistan, as well as his push for absolutely unrestrained CIA actions…

I just got off the phone with the printer for the scrapbook and the book currently at the bindery. I've told them that I have to ship by week's end so they're making it the top priority. If anything changes (I'll talk to them next tomorrow) I'll definitely let everyone know.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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