01/27/2005: Senate confirms more "Murdering Officers"
The Senate confirmation (as expected…*sigh*) of Dr. Rice brings to mind the PBS show "Sharpe's Rifles" (an adaptation of the novels by Bernard Cornwell starring Sean Bean.) There is a part where Sergeant Harper tells Lieutenant Sharpe he'll make a good "Killing officer." When Sharpe doesn't understand, Harper explains:
"Oh…now that’s too bad, Sir…I thought you’d ‘ave known, coming up yerself from the ranks as ye did…there are only two kinds of officers; Killing Officers and Muuurdering Officers. Killing Officers are poor old buggers that git you killed by accident. Muuurdering Officers are mad, bad old buggers that git you killed on purpose, for a reason…for a country or a religion….maybe even for a flag. They're mean, murdering old buggers."
Bush is the perfect "Murdering Officer" himself as our Commander in Chief, and is succeeding in promoting more "Murdering Officers" for this new term to fill out his Cabinet. Should be interesting for four more years.
Karen on 01.27.05 @ 05:58 AM CST