In an earlier post, I discussed my theory that GWB just does not do his job. He's careless and he's lazy, leaving most of the work of running the government to Dick Cheney and his other lackeys, most of whom are incompetent. Appointees to important positions are often positioned because they are owed a political favor, not because they have any sort of expertise. Mike Brown, of FEMA fame, is probably the most obvious example.
Now for a perfect example of Bush's laziness/incompetence...
Political Backlash Over Port Deal WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2006
(CBS/AP) If there is one thing Congressional leaders and the White House can agree on, it is that neither knew the port deal with a United Arab Emirates company was even in the works, reports CBS News political analyst Gloria Borger.
President Bush was unaware of the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates until the deal already had been approved by his administration, the White House said Wednesday. Defending the deal anew, the administration also said that it should have briefed Congress sooner about the transaction, which has triggered a major political backlash among both Republicans and Democrats.