Friday, March 23, 2007


I just saw on the New York Times online that the House of Represenatives voted, 218-212, for a withdrawl from Iraq by September of next year.

This is more a symbolic thing than anything. To be enacted into law, the Senate would have to pass a similar law, then the House and Senate would hammer out a compromise that both Houses would then have to approve. Presumably, however, W. would veto it. A 2/3's majority would be required to override the veto-- an unlikely scenario.

Yet, Republicans had something to say about this all. They said the measure amounted to "micromanaging the war."

Damn, I hadn't seen it that way. I stand corrected.

And what's more, I'm going to apply their logic to other parts of my life.

  • Next time I am stopped by a police officer for speeding, or some other infraction, I am going to object to his ticket on the grounds that he is trying to micromanage traffic.

  • I'm going to start overdrawing my checking account, and when the bank charges me, I'm going to demand a refund of my overdraft charges on grounds that they are trying to micromanage my bank account.

  • I'm going to stop paying my bills; when the utility companies and my landlord object, I'm going to tell them they are trying to micromanage my finances.

  • I'm going to start coming in to work whenever I please. When my boss objects to this, I am going to tell him that he is trying to micromanage my job.

What are you going to do in your part of the Republican War on Micromanagement?


kim said...

Bring it on baby, great things can happen from micro management.

Natalie said...

micromanaging sucks balls

justacoolcat said...

I wonder if they'll give me a no bid contract to help things get back to being unmanageable?

Grant Miller said...

I'm going to micromanage the Blogosphere.

Bubs said...

Funny that Bush can mistake any questioning at all, let alone oversight, for micromanagement.

Erik Donald France said...

Very funny -- and true. Checks and balances, man. Bush's blank checks -- our negative balances.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If you don't stop micromanagement, the terrorists will have won.

Johnny Yen said...

Yeah, things like organizational stasis, headaches, alcholism and office rampages.

I couldn't have said it better.

If you're a Bush crony, no problem!

And you're just the guy to do it!

Yeah-- here's a couple of definitions:

Define "accountability"
Democrats: accountability=democracy
Republicans: accountability=micromanagement

Well put!

I'm going to have that printed up for a bumper sticker!