Fuck me if Bush ain't nominating Michael Jackson as Chief Justice
If you thought Bolton as our rep at the UN, and Wolfie as our man at the World Bank, were bad enough, now here comes another Bush appointment to curdle your progressive blood. 'Just as Wolfowitz used his position as deputy secretary of defense to spin whacked-out neoconservative theories into the justification for an illegal and unnecessary war, so Ann Veneman used her position as secretary of agriculture to spin equally whacked-out theories about the genetic modification of food and free trade into disastrous policies for farmers and consumers. And, just as Wolfowitz is being rewarded for his missteps and misdeeds with a prominent new position as president of the World Bank, so Veneman is also moving onto the world stage, as the likely nominee to be the next executive director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).' Next: Dick Cheney gets Kofi Annan's job.