Hello Colin, it's Dubya
September 08, 2005
Having a credibility crisis? Or perhaps your own integrity is in doubt. Fear not, here is one guy who can always slap some lipstick on that pig:
With George W. BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s approval rating at an all-time low following the bungled hurricane relief effort, sources say the White House has turned to the most trusted man ever associated with the administration to save the presidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s political bacon. The only question is, will Colin Powell take the job? ...
Ever since Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu "asked the president point blank to appoint a cabinet-level official within 24 hours to oversee the emergency operations," people have waited to see who the candidate would be, says LandrieuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spokesman Brian Richardson. "We still havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gotten an answer."
If Powell is indeed the appointee, as D.C. sources say is likely, it would give the former secretary of state and general the opportunity to reprise his Gulf War leadership on AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own gulf coast. It would also give Powell, who left the administration amid infighting over foreign policy, a chance to receive a heroÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s welcome on the world stage -- something his reputation could use after he appeared before the United Nations with bogus proof of Saddam HusseinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s illegal weapons program. [LINK thanks to Drew Kerr]A hero's welcome for reprising his role in the last Bush-led debacle? I think not. What Powell's reputation could use is lots of distance between him and the White House.