How Not to Lead

August 7, 2006

Put the maximization of profit above all ideals
call it the American dream.

Invite lobbyists to secretly make policy
declare it executive privilege.

Listen only to people who agree with you
pretend you do otherwise.

Paint all who dissent with a broad pink brush
label them traitors

Intimidate rather than dialogue
blame it on evil.

Squander a surplus.
Build a deficit.

Outsource torture.
Ignore law.

Fatten the rich.
Squeeze the poor.

Call yourself compassionate.


10 Responses to “How Not to Lead”

  1. twitches Says:

    Republicans for Valdemort!

  2. hakkani7 Says:


    The Biting Truth. Well done!

    Peace to you and yours,

    Haidar Ali

  3. bloglily Says:

    Thank you. Well said and as fencer points out, so sadly true. If only the poets were in charge.

  4. qazse Says:

    twitches, fencer, Haidar, and bloglily,
    Peace and love to you and yours

    ps a poet in the White House is an intriguing idea.

  5. all i could think about was the well-dressed, cute young pharmaceutical rep smiling brightly as she toted 20 or so cases of artificial baby milk into my ob/gyn’s office, where i was told over and over again that breastmilk is the best for mother and baby.

  6. qazse Says:

    Towanda : Right on!

    Teen Advise : you are a slimeball. I can’t believe I defend your right to do what you do. You make it very hard to do.

  7. c Says:

    i hate that this is so accurate.

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