New Assignments

Note to Barack Obama: there are ways to deal with all those unqualified appointees that Bush has smuggled into the civil service:

“A MAVERICK Thai general who has threatened to bomb anti-government protesters and drop snakes on them from helicopters has been reassigned as an aerobics teacher, the Bangkok Post said on Friday.

Major-general Khattiya Sawasdipol, a Rambo-esque anti-communist fighter more commonly known as Seh Daeng, reacted with disappointment to his new role as a military instructor promoting public fitness at marketplaces.

‘It is ridiculous to send me, a warrior, to dance at markets,’ he said, before launching an attack on his boss, army chief Anupong Paochinda.

‘The army chief wants me to be a presenter leading aerobics dancers. I have prepared one dance. It’s called the ‘throwing-a-hand-grenade’ dance’, he said.” (h/t)

I can see it now: John Yoo’s minions assigned to teach Pilates classes in our nation’s federal penitentiaries. Preferably in deeply embarrassing Spandex costumes. “I have prepared one dance”, they will say. “It’s called the ‘indefinite detention without charges’ dance.” At which point the prisoners will laugh in their faces.

I think the Thai government might be onto something.

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