Worst. President. Ever.

From the WaPo’s review of Ron Suskind’s new book, The One Percent Doctrine—and please note that this may cause increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, projectile vomiting, and/or cranial explosions:

The book's opening anecdote tells of an unnamed CIA briefer who flew to Bush's Texas ranch during the scary summer of 2001, amid a flurry of reports of a pending al-Qaeda attack, to call the president's attention personally to the now-famous Aug. 6, 2001, memo titled "Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in US." Bush reportedly heard the briefer out and replied: "All right. You've covered your ass, now."
What an unbelievably ignorant, arrogant, antipathetic douchebag.

Remember how he was going to be the CEO president? Well, I’ve worked for an asshole like that. You walk into his office and try to explain to him that something is starting to derail, some project is going over budget or some coworker is coming in drunk, try to raise the warning flag about an inevitable debacle if some hard decisions aren’t made pronto, and all he can do is fiddle around with his new cell phone.

“If we don’t do something about this now, it’s going to be a huge problem in about three weeks.”

“Look—my new phone’s got Tetris on it!”

And just like Bush, it was always someone’s else’s ass in the sling when everything went to shit.

(Hat tip to Stranger at Blah3.)

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