It is a rare occurrence when I recommend a Frank Rich op/ed in the New York Times on Minnesota Monitor. Yet I am doing so today because it is Mother's Day.
"Oh, so Frank Rich is writing about Mother's Day," you say.
Not at all. As a matter of fact, he doesn't list the name of one mother in his article.
What Rich does detail, however, is a rundown of all the "corruption, incompetence, and contracting or cronyism scandals" that have occurred in the brief six years of the George W. Bush administration. He mentions a number of names — Bush (of course), Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff, Joe Allbaugh, Michael "Brownie" Brown, Alberto Gonzales — and numerous federal agencies.