Back in 2003:
... There is, however, one man who, at some personal and professional risk, has now decided to speak openly about the inner workings of the White House.
President George W. Bush called John DiIulio "one of the most influential social entrepreneurs in America" when he appointed the University of Pennsylvania professor, author, historian, and domestic-affairs expert to head the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. He was the Bush administration’s big brain, controversial but deeply respected by Republicans and Democrats, academicians and policy players. The appointment was rightfully hailed: DiIulio provided gravity to national policy debates and launched the most innovative of President Bush’s campaign ideas—the faith-based initiative, which he managed until this past February, the last four months from Philadelphia.
"There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus," says DiIulio. "What you’ve got is everything—and I mean everything—being run by the political arm. It’s the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis."
Sound familiar? It should, given this latest sleazy affont to democracy by the Ratfuck Douchebag Party of Canada:
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will slash almost $30 million a year in public funding for federal parties, in a move that would save taxpayers' money but deal a major financial blow to opposition parties, CTV News has learned.
Understand something: This has nothing to do with efficiency, or economics, or recessions. It's politics. It's what Stephen Harper does. It's all he does. The Conservtive Party of Canada doesn't do policy -- never has, never will. With these bottom-feeders, it's all politics, 24/7, so get used to it, because it's never going to change.
There is a very simple bottom line here: The Conservative Party of Canada is interested only in the health and well-being of the Conservative Party of Canada. They are not standing up for Canada or for Canadians -- they are standing up for themselves. It's what they do. And it's all they do.
Like I said, get used to it.
THE ASSHOLES WEIGH IN: It was only a matter of time:
4. As a bonus, it completely screws the Bloc, and to a lesser extent the Liberals. :)
Those re-education camps can't come soon enough for me.
BONUS ASSHOLE: We should start making a list.