Maccabee's Wars

A venting rage against the ills of our society with some hopeful observations.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Bush and Isiah Thomas -- One and the same?

Though I voted for Bush in the last 2 elections and was elated when Isiah Thomas was brought in to replace Scott Layden as GM of the New York Knickerbockers, I begin to wonder about the moves each of them have made lately.

After watching and listening to the AP video, in which Bush assured local goverment officials that all preparations were being made prior to Hurricane Katarina, Bush seems to be more and more as if he's a Saturday Night Live caricature of himself.

Better yet, he seemed more like Isiah Thomas stating that a plan is in place when he trades for a player with a heart condition who now seems to be out of gas because he's afraid to go all out.

Yet why worry! A report on PBS, made 6 months after Katarina, showed the New Orleans Gulf Coast community living in terrible conditions and the Federal government (FEMA) and local officials telling them to take a hike. Further, the plan in place by the government is to shore up the levies to a level ill-suited for a community already known to have hurricanes with potential devastating effects.

But who cares! The levies won't be ready in time for the next hurricane season, anyway.

Oh, let's not forget about Thomas' plan. It so far has cost the Knicks almost 200 million dollars a year and will do so for many years to come, the worst record in the league and the #1 unprotected draft choice gone with the wind to Chicago. They don't call it the windy city for nothing.

Yet people make mistakes, though most of the time they won't admit it. Ask Bush if he made a mistake about Dubai, always a leading member in the race to boycott and bad-mouth Israel. Ask him what was he thinking when he let his top people allow DPW to control US ports in any manner. What happened to the war on terrorism? Don't we have to fight it at home too? Oh, I get it. We only have to be concerned about the terrorists overseas.

Sorry to say that George Bush been asleep on the job. So has Isiah Thomas. Maybe they're both dreaming of Vladimir Putin, a former head of the KGB, Bush' trustworthy friend; a man of moral integrity -- just like Thomas.

Maybe Putin can play point guard for a few rubbles.