Since 9/15/08 Bush Patsy McCain has: Called the fundamentals of the economy strong, then said he meant the American workers, been against the AIG bailout, been for the AIG bailout, called for a commission to study the economic free fall, thrown some innuendo sleaze balls about Obama and “connections” to Freedie Mae and Fannie Mac (only to have it bommerang), and most bizarrely called for the Chairman of the SEC to be fired. Of course, the President cannot fire the SEC Chairman, proving that this was not a well considered stratagem.
This demonstrates that when Bush Patsy McCain is contending with areas he does not care about he will try any old idea just to survive a news cycle. Activity must not be confused with execution. Consider the “fire the SEC Chairman!” gambit. Even if it were readily doable, it is a stupid idea. The current meltdown is not due to illegal trading that the SEC missed; it is result of the legal financial servicing of debt owed on rotten assets of the sort Bush Patsy McCain and the Conservatrons have long championed. Or, as the legendary economic soothsayer and sometimes rock star Roger Waters foresaw: “when the great economic collapse happens; it’s gonna’ happen, right across the board.” All that firing the SEC Chairman would do is put someone new into a job that is important for economic stewardship in the midst of a cataclysm. Even the most able person would still be getting their bearings and be less that optimal in their vital position for crucial hours, days and weeks.
This isn’t judgment. This isn’t leadership. It’s cantankerous randomness for no purpose but to run out the clock and hope the subject changes.
To that end Bush Patsy McCain and the Conservatrons are replaying one of their greatest hits: crying about the media.