If it oinks like a pig, grunts like a pig, wallows in the mire like a pig, but they don't call it pork, is it still a porky pig?
I say that presidential pork is class A oinkin' "good" robber baron pork. It doesn't matter whether congress or any other branch of government rips off the people, it is still robber baron pork.
Have we discovered where an indecent chunk of the bank bailout money has gone? Follow the smirks and the smiles on the faces of Bush II staff, and stick a pin in them, and they may just oink:
Less than two weeks before leaving office, Bush made sure the senior aides shared a new assignment, naming them to an obscure World Bank agency called the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.(Bush Faithful Rewarded With Jobs, italics added). And it is especially shameful when the people who "gave" these robber barons their money are hurting so very badly.
The appointments are for six years and are potentially lucrative, paying up to $3,000 a day plus travel and other expenses if an appointee is chosen to hear a case. Bush also named two other prominent Republican lawyers to the agency, which attempts to broker international finance disagreements.
It isn't the weather that is making the air so heavy these daze. No, it is the palpable outrage of the people, against the robber barons who do these things, that is so discernible.
It is as if these robber barons want to follow the example of despot Robert Mugabe instead of the example of the greatest statesman of our time, Nelson Mandela.
Yes, things are getting curiouser and curiouser when the military sets a better example than the civilians who are said to be their superiors.
But curious pork chops off that losing feeling.