In at least one way, our poll last week was too easy.
As our Garlic Poll Voters discerned, The Decider/The Commander/The Shakespeare Guy almost always (well, Donald Rumsfeld might still be sitting by the telephone) gives his biggest flunkies and fuck-ups the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
The way to succeed in the Bush Grindhouse is to fail. Fail miserably.
Perhaps Chertoff knew, in his gut, all along, that he wouldn't be fired, hence, allowing him to offer his "gut feelings" about the terror threat facing the country, not fully understanding the confusion he would cause by doing so.
After all, we have the Color-Coded Terror Alert Chart, with the occassionally-accompanying Duct Tape and Plastic warning added ... And now we have a "Who's On First" routine being played out by the Bush Grindhouse on just who Al Qaeda is and which Al Qaeda were fighting, based on the lasted NIE report released last week.
So, Michael Chertoff, "gut away" as you will, and know that at the end of the rainbow, a nice, shiney medal awaits your meritorious service.
When you get that medal hung around your neck, it will make for such a nice, keepsake, photograph, all those people down in New Orleans can hang on the wall of their toxic, FEMA-provided trailer.
(The Garlic wants to let the NBA, and investigating authorities, that referee Tim Donaghy has had no dealings or connections to the Garlic Weekly Poll and, to the best of your knowledge, has never gambled on the outcome of any of our polls).
The Results - The Garlic's Weekly Poll July 15 - July 22, 2007
The reason President Bush didn't fire Michael Chertoff was ...
1. Already promised him he'll be getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Tally 31%
2. Can't divulge reason, invoking Executive Privilege Tally 30%
3. Had his own gut feeling that Chertoff would follow him home Tally 24%
4. Still in the middle of Hurricane Season; Needs someone to blame in case U.S. hit big again Tally 14%
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