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Bush to send staff to remedial ethics classes?!

Is this f*cking serious? I want to know if Turdblossom is attending, or dark lord Cheney.

The flailing out of this White House, so desperate for some positive PR, has resulted in the dunce pulling an unimaginable (and unimaginative) move like this out of his ass. By the way, the classes will be conducted out of Harriet Miers’s office. You can’t make this sh*t up.

I guess with polls showing 60% or more disapproval, this is what they call a plan of action to turn those numbers around. OK, you can stop laughing now. (WaPo):

REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Bush has ordered White House staff to attend mandatory briefings beginning next week on ethical behavior and the handling of classified material after the indictment last week of a senior administration official in the CIA leak probe.

According to a memo sent to aides yesterday, Bush expects all White House staff to adhere to the “spirit as well as the letter” of all ethics laws and rules. As a result, “the White House counsel’s office will conduct a series of presentations next week that will provide refresher lectures on general ethics rules, including the rules of governing the protection of classified information,” according to the memo, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post by a senior White House aide.

…The meetings come as Bush faces increasing pressure from Democrats to revoke a security clearance for Rove as punishment for Rove’s role in unmasking to reporters a CIA operative whose husband was critical of the White House’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons capabilities.

The first order of business in Harriet’s class should be about lying and obfuscation.

Question of the day:
What suggestions do you have for Bush ethics class topics?

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