Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Venn the Rulers break the Rules

B pointed me to this amazing post on slate.com, which describes the people's misdoings in convenient set-theoretic form. From the article:
The best way to make sense of this legal tangle is to mouse over the title of an individual scandal, which will highlight everyone implicated. For example, the wiretapping bubble ensnares George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, David Addington, John Ashcroft, John Yoo, and Alberto Gonzales. At the same time, Ashcroft and Gonzales fall into the overlapping circle for monkey business related to DoJ hiring. Mouse over a person's name for information on how each person is involved. Mouse over the title of each circle for specifics about the particular scandal.

As far as I am concerned, nothing makes any difference. These guys will all go scot free, since the democrats in congress are spineless, and the public too optionless to scare them into doing anything.

Sorry for the jadedness, maybe it is coming from my readings of "The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism" :-).

Anyways, here are some clips from the wonderful satire that is the daily show. First, to illustrate my point as to how shameless they are:

and then, to show how angry I am:

ah well. nevermind.

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