Friday, January 27, 2006

Dubya Hits The Trail

I mean, seriously now – what else can he do with numbers like these except go out again and tap dance in front of his pre-screened audiences? He’s got to try and start scaring people again. After all, the mid term elections are only 10 months away.

Here one reason (out of many) why he’s still tanking (as a commenter said somewhere, even at an approval rating of 43 percent – and I’m sure THAT is charitable – he’s still failing miserably):

You know that guy David Dye, the assistant Secretary of Labor who walked out of Arlen Specter’s mine safety hearing yesterday (not to be confused with the host of WXPN’s World Café)? Well, here are his qualifications for the job:

Previously, he worked in separate assignments as chief counsel to the House Resources Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Before that, Dye served as counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Later, he worked as director of external affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration and as counsel to the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Before coming to Washington, Dye served as the professional staff to two committees of the Alaska Senate-as special assistant to Alaska's lieutenant governor and as a regional and urban planner with the Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs.

Dye received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970. He graduated from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., in 1979.

So he's got a Texas pedigree and a referral from Repug demagogue (redundant?) Ted Stevens. How nice.

Aside from that, like everyone else in this administration, his qualifications appear to be that he is an excellent Bushco flunkie. Can you say “Mike Brown”?


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