From 2001 through January 19, 2009, I suffered from Bush Derangement Syndrome. I thought that this illness was cured by the election of Barack Obama. Sadly, I realized yesterday that BDS is rather like malaria — I will be suffering relapses for years to come based on the behavior of the Bush administration. Yesterday’s relapse was the result of Alberto Gonzalez’s statement to NPR that he should’ve been more engaged while he was the Attorney General. JFC! He was the Attorney General! The head lawyer charged with enforcing the laws of the United States! How could he not be engaged by that job? It’s not like that lame summer job you took in high school for gas money, the one you didn’t really care about, just marking time till college or whatever your future plans were/are. My theory — his "disengagement" is either a) a result of being overwhelmed and unqualified to actually be the AG, or b) yet another attempt to pass the blame on to others for the politicization of the DOJ (the subject of the interview). I’m leaning toward b.
Also, my copy of The Sharing Knife: Horizons is waiting for me. In the box. It was waiting for me when I arrived home 5 hours ago, but I had the monumental will power to do work before indulging. The will power was strengthened by the fact that I didn’t actually open the box. If the box had been opened, there is no way I’d’ve completed any work.
Off to read.