At a book signing in Washington, DC, one of the worst Secretaries of State in U.S. history called George W. Bush one of the worst presidents in U.S. history. It takes a worst to know a worst. If Ted Kennedy comes out and calls Captain Hazelwood one of the crappiest drivers in history, my day will be complete.
One of the reasons why Albright says the Bush presidency is a failure is because the U.S. has done a very poor job of embracing the global view of climate change during W’s tenure. The next president must focus much, if not most, of their time to fighting global warming, according to Albright. Sounds good to me. Sure, the world might be overrun with terrorists, but at least they won’t be all sweaty.
While Albright’s thoughts on Bush aren’t shocking, or even debatable for some — after all, a lot of people agree with her — there is another detail in Albright’s vision for America that shines brightly due to its glaring contradiction.
Here’s one example: Albright’s book is entitled, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America’s Reputation and Leadership.Ã¢â‚¬Â We hear this term a lot: Leadership. The U.S. should lead!
Albright calls for the U.S. to do something about climate change just like other countries are doing. Just for the record, “climate change” used to always be called “global warming,” but became “climate change” because the Gorelemmings got tired of feeling silly for cancelling “global warming” conferences due to blizzards. But a “climate change” meeting can continue free from the threat of weather that is comically counter to the cause.
Albright says the next U.S. president should be a leader on this issue. How? By following what everybody else is doing. Now that’s leadership!
For further examples of Albright-style leadership, take a look at those rats who are marching to the river behind the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Update: Global warming strikes the Middle East. It’s snowing in Baghdad. Blame Bush.