A Government of Sociopaths

I have no idea if Bush administration officials individually suffer from manifest antisocial personality disorder, but when you get enough of them together, they certainly do on an institutional level. Here’s a relatively unremarked upon tidbit from the recent Surgeon General scandal:

And administration officials even discouraged him from attending the Special Olympics because, he said, of that charitable organization’s longtime ties to a “prominent family” that he refused to name.
“I was specifically told by a senior person, ‘Why would you want to help those people?’ ” Dr. Carmona said.
The Special Olympics is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations to benefit disabled people, and the Kennedys have long been deeply involved in it.
When asked after the hearing if that “prominent family” was the Kennedys, Dr. Carmona responded, “You said it. I didn’t.”

Even the mob doesn’t go after the disabled.
We are governed by awful, evil people.

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6 Responses to A Government of Sociopaths

  1. Alan says:

    I understand that you’re upset, but spell-check, homie.

  2. blf says:

    Even the mob [d]oesn’t go after the disabled.

    Legend–or at least the movies–says the mob does create a few.
    The current nutcases, er regime, are creating some. No legends here; just go to a VA hospital. They are creating quite a lot. In Iraq and Afghanistan (at least). Both from the locals and from the cannon fodder they enslave and send over there.

  3. Frutkwan says:

    Carmona’s a liar.
    Bushie likes Teddy. They joined forces to pass the No Child Left Behind, and they worked together to try to pass the immigration amnesty bill.

  4. cfrost says:

    Unlike the peevish and petulant child that currently besmirches the oval office, long ago, we once had a president who not only could speak (and write) fluent English, but also understood the importance of magnanimity:
    “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

  5. Frutkwan says:

    Yeah, Lincoln was real magnanamous when he had Sherman unleash total war on the march through Georgia.

  6. JLChamberlain says:

    yeeehawwwr frutkakkke!!!
    South’s Gonna Doit uh’Gin!!

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