Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grand Unification Theory of W

I read a quote yesterday about the history of science and scientific discovery. German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt "observed that there are three stages in scientific discovery: first, people deny that it is true; then they deny that it is important; finally they credit the wrong person." In politics, in W's neocon world, already abandoned by those who came up with it, it works much the same way. First, deny that something is true; then deny that it is important; finally credit the wrong person.

Think about W and his minions opposing the 9/11 commission or opposing creating the Department of Homeland Security or the Katrina response or the Medicare plan or Cheney's hunting accident or the UAE port deal or basically any activity of the adminstration. Deny it, say it isn't important then take credit for a job badly done. It's a nice and simple way to explain the Dear Leader and his capos. Call it the Grand Unification Theory of W. Try it as a measuring stick for W and his press secretary flack. Deny, downplay then co-opt it and take credit. Works everytime.

5 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You're completely wrong.
It's meaningless anyway.
Besides, I said it first.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Dem Ranter said...

Actually, Cranky, the Cheney/bush policy is: deny it's true, deny it's important, then viciously attack all innocent persons who pointed out your incompetence and criminal negligence!

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Utah Desert Rat said...

Kinda reminds me of listening (I deny doing this!) to Rash Rambo, Attila the Honey Coulter, Spin Hannity, the Savaged Nation, Scare-Borough or any of the other neo-con, chickenhawk treasonous hypocrites that spew their lies and lead the cheers on the Faux News channel for this travesty of an Administration.

But, I NEVER listen to those blowhards anyway. Even if I did, and I'm not saying I do, it doesn't matter.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

You forgot the final step - then call for a meaningless investigation of how the information was made public in the first place.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

So true.

5:45 PM  

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