With half his cabinet either forced out or resigning in anger over his hegemonic war for oil, Bush is scrambling to replace them with idealogical clones of himself. Condoleeza Rice. Margaret Spellings. Andy Garcia. There's even talk of promoting Clarence "Long Dong Silver" Thomas to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Where are the voices of moderation in this new administration of right-wing wackos? Where are the Ted Kennedys, the Jesse Jacksons, the Janeane Garafalos? When the Shrub gave his rambling victory speech on November 3rd, he promised to reach across the aisle and unite this sharply polarized nation. But instead of bridging gaps, he's burning bridges by filling his cabinet solely with people who don't hate his filthy, stinking guts with every fibre of their being.
So much for bipartisanship, I guess.
Out of all of Bush's appointments, the one I find most irritating is Condo-skeeza Rice. The repugs like to brag about their little token black girl, as if she's actually qualified for the position. Sure, she's highly educated and speaks fluent English, but let's face it - she's no Jocelyn Elders. Obviously, she has absolutely no free will and is incapable of independent thought, or else she'd join the Democrat Party with the rest of her kind. I'll bet she doesn't even think Bill Clinton was our first Black president. Sure, she'll be a good house negro who won't be givin' massa no sass, but I'm worried that the Republicans won't give her the respect she deserves. I'm worried she won't get the love and nurturing people of color can only find in the Democrat Party.
Indeed, it is thanks to the tireless work of prominent democrats like Gov. George Wallace and Sen. Robert Byrd that blacks are now permitted to drink from the same water fountains and ride the same buses with us regular people. Every civil rights victory, every advancement in the struggle for racial equality, blacks owe to white democrats. That makes it all the more infuriating when a few unappreciative Uncle Tomasinas flee the plantation and go runnin' off through da swamp bein' chased by GOP hound dawgs. Condi can act all high and mighty, talk like them white folk and live up there in the big house wit' da massah all she wants - but if it weren't for the Democrats, she'd still be sittin on the porch back in Alabammy, shuckin' peas with the rest of the pickaninnies.
*Sigh*. How she could hitch her Cadillac to that party of bigots is beyond me.