Thursday, January 15, 2004

Summary of the O'Neill Revelations

Joe Conason's summation of what the Paul O'Neill revelations tell us ... none of which is surprising if you've been paying attention:

The White House believes that massive deficits don't matter.

The White House serves the narrow interests of the wealthiest few.

The White House diligently heeds oil men and coal operators.

The White House willfully ignores scientists and environmentalists.

The President and his advisers care about politics rather than policy.

The President and his advisers prefer scripted consensus to candid debate.

The President and his advisers jump at the command of corporate donors.

The President won't read any document longer than three pages.

The President can't discuss substantive policy issues.

The Vice President is in charge.

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