Thursday, October 16, 2003
Bush Administration attempting to out-satirize satire
Washington—Concerned about the appearance of disarray and feuding within his administration as well as growing resistance to his policies in Iraq, President Bush—living up to his recent declaration that he is in charge—told his top officials to “stop the leaks” to the media, or else.
News of Bush's order leaked almost immediately.
Bush told his senior aides Tuesday that he “didn't want to see any stories” quoting unnamed administration officials in the media anymore, and that if he did, there would be consequences, said a senior administration official who asked that his name not be used.
Via vidicon, Bush orders officials to stop the leaks
Just when I was beginning to dispair that things are only going to get worse, life starts to imitate The Onion and I just have to sit back and enjoy the show. With open antagonism between Condi Rice and Donald Rumsfeld, Rove being outed, and now leaks from unnamed top administration officials, it looks to me that the Bush Administration is slowly disintegrating before our eyes.
Not that that's a bad thing.
But the Onion staff have to be pulling their hair out as real life is out-satirizing satire.