Sleeping Pilots. Agency Perks. Consolidated Power. Angry Yet?

Sometimes I wonder who's running the ship -- by "ship," I mean ANYTHING involving government oversight. And by "running," I mean anything that might *resemble* responsible management.

The head of the CPSC angrily rebuffs criticisms of LeadPaintGate. Then,
revelations of comped trips.
News of collisions and near-collisions at the world's airports. Then,
news of sleeping pilots.
The more tired of Iraq we are, and the
lower Bush's approval ratings, power continues to consolidate around him.

No mater what your political stripes look like, all of these issues should trouble you.

Is this seriously how we want our government to operate?

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