Monday, May 21, 2007

the man who REALLY runs America's George Clooney

Interesting article in the Independent today about Donald Rumsfeld - it appears that the secret of longevity in the political arena in the US is just an unshakeable faith in your own rightness and a bull-headed refusal ever to admit to being wrong about anything. Along with the usual willingness to trample on people, betray your friends, sell your own grandmother, etc. Very interesting little sub-story about the changing dynamic of Rumsfeld's relationship with his former employee and current Vice-President and all-round cartoonish pantomime villain Dick Cheney, as well.

What's even more interesting is this photo from 1975, when Rumsfeld was White House Chief of Staff (Cheney succeeded him): Cheney on the left, Rumsfeld on the right.

There are a couple of interesting things to note about this: firstly, have a look at Cheney's eyes. That's the sort of look that lizards give to small unsuspecting insects shortly before shooting the big prehensile tongue out and gobbling them up. Secondly, hang on, that isn't Donald Rumsfeld at all - it's George Clooney in Good Night And Good Luck!

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