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.