Monday, December 20, 2004

Spectacular, Spectacular (is there a Thesaurus in the House?)

spec·tac·u·lar( P) adj. Of the nature of a spectacle; impressive or sensational.

Agency that OK'd Celebrex doing 'spectacular job'
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WASHINGTON -- The federal drug safety agency is doing a ''spectacular job'' of protecting the public, the White House chief of staff said Sunday. Card said, ''They do a spectacular job. When you think about all of the new technologies and the new drugs that are coming into the marketplace, and they have to review them all to make sure that when they come into the marketplace, they live up to the expectation of improving health care.''
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White House Says Rumsfeld doing "a Spectacular Job"
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White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. said that President Bush fully supported his Defense secretary.
"Secretary Rumsfeld is doing a spectacular job, and the president has great confidence in him," Card said on ABC's "This Week."

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IS the ol' Adjective Bin at the White House getting a mite empty? Perhaps Andy meant the second meaning of the word, that they were making spectacles of themselves. But somehow I doubt it.

I know that a staple of Neo-con thinking is a contempt for government and its employees; so perhaps the bar of expectations on these guys is set pretty low at the White House. Still one has to think that Approving dozens of dangerous or potentially fatal drugs in the last 4 years
or
pissing off Senators, rank and file soldiers, and their families in nearly every way imaginable Has to qualify as a less than stellar performance even on the most generously curved grading system.

Maybe, if we are lucky the White House will next express Their full confidence in both officials

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