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November 22, 2002

I Wonder What Harry Belafonte

I Wonder What Harry Belafonte Thinks of You

In his editorial today, Paul Krugman points out a few relatives of Bush Administration bigwigs who just happened to land cushy government jobs.

Talk to Elizabeth Cheney, who holds a specially created State Department job, or her husband, chief counsel of the Office of Management and Budget. Interview Eugene Scalia, the top lawyer at the Labor Department, and Janet Rehnquist, inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services.

I don't know who to be madder at, George Bush, for the most egregious display of a spoils system since JFK, or Krugman, for leaving out Michael Powell, the head of the FCC and the man most responsible for the unending load of crap polluting the radio spectrum nowadays.

Christ, Paul, he's the son of the Secretary of State. Surely you've heard of his dad? William Safire, of all people, implied that Michael is little more than a corporate slut.

"With the roundheeled Michael Powell steering the Federal Communications Commission toward terminal fecklessness..."

Paul, don't you and Billy ever talk? This is your meat and potatoes, man! Not that there isn't an explanation for your puzzling omission, though it's one that might surprise you.

Here's a clue;

Elizabeth Cheney - White
Janet Rehnquist - White
Eugene Scalia - White
Michael Powell - Black

Mr. Krugman, you're a racist, plain and simple. Given the thrust of your column, there is no excuse for leaving out Mike Powell other than the color of his skin.

Speaking of Mike, I've got something to say to him, as well.

Are you a clueless idiot? Do you really think that it's just coincidence that the minute the top spot in the FCC opened up, the son of the Secretary of State just happened to be the most qualified man for the job?

Bullshit. Your daddy got you that job, Michael, and the one before that. Same with Liz and Jane and Eugene and their daddies.

Ya'll say hello to Henry Fitzroy. Don't know him?

He was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. Never had a thing in his life that wasn't due to who his daddy was, and he died a member of the ruling elite. Sound familiar?

You all occupy the same stratum as the feckless bastard of a medieval king. Is it nice there? Enjoy it while you can, and remember, we got rid of the aristocracy once before. We might do it again.

What's it like, Mike, being coddled by the Left because of your color and by the Right because of your Daddy? Nice work if you can get it, I suppose. Not that you would enjoy such an enviable position if you had been anyone else's son. I gotta hand it to you, though.

It's a much better class of welfare than what the rest of Black America gets.

Posted by Bigwig at November 22, 2002 02:41 PM | TrackBack
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