Matter-of-fact, this whole sorry episode is going to be another footnote in the annals of history that future scholars will point to and say, "This was the period of time in which the Government of the United States consisted solely of people who didn't have any business running anything more complicated than a lemonade stand without adult supervision."Some time after the Second World War the growing federal bureaucracy became more and more populated by mandarins whose primary skill was navigating said bureaucracy, while increasingly efficient political party machinery ensured that the people selected to run for office were picked for no criteria other than electability: We are ruthlessly selecting for barnacles and jellyfish.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
QotD: Peterprincipleocracy Edition...
From Lawdog on the Defense Distributed kerfuffle: