We should worry about our elected officials because we may have a new disease that is highly contagious. I’m not sure if the CDC started a case file, but this may rate among the most infectious diseases in history. The odd thing about this one is it mainly affects politicians. Although it’s been widely reported for many years, it grew to epidemic proportions about six years ago.
The symptoms are, the politician will break out in a cold sweat. Next, their index finger will extend straight and be paralyzed in the extended position and then they find can only point it at others but not themselves.
As the infection worsens, it affects their memory, where things they did wrong and were responsible becomes someone else’s fault while good things they didn’t do becomes their own. Lastly, after their memory goes, they spend considerable time trying to convince everyone that they had nothing to do with anything bad while trying to claim credit for good things others do.
Nancy Pelosi just exhibited this syndrome again when she blamed George Bush for the Veterans Administration failure. She truly is a very sick woman.
Locally, our own County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens claims the Ball Ground Recycling failure was the fault of the previous Commission Chairman Mike Byrd. If it wasn’t for Chairman Ahrens’ signature on the Intergovernmental Solid Waste Contract, we might never found he was infected, too.
This new syndrome needs a name and I propose the “Blame George Bush Syndrome” after the huge number of Liberal Democrats that brought it to light six years ago.