07/18/2005 03:49 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Bush Theory of Evolution

So there are still some right-leaning fundamentalist Republicans who don't believe in the evolution of the species? They ought to look to their guy in the White House, who is clearly engaging in some natural selection of the political kind, as he tries desperately to deal with the exploding Karl Rove national security treason scandal. Dig this evolution (tip to Kos):

September 29, 2003:

McClellan: "If anyone in this administration was involved in it [the improper disclosure of an undercover CIA operative's identity], they would no longer be in this administration."

September 30, 2003:

Bush: "If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action."

Earlier Today:

Bush: "If someone committed a crime, they will no longer work in my administration."

Do they call that survival of the fittest? Evolution? Better yet, let's call it creationism - exactly the same kind of the "meaning of is is" creationism engaged in by backpedaling, dishonest politicians who would rather hem and haw than to stand up.


How about loyalty to the thousands of CIA field operatives, to our special forces, to our spies, and to the hundreds of thousands of Americans in uniforms - none of whom would ever pick up the phone and call Bob Novak. This President doesn't understand that kind of honor - the kind that goes with these words: duty, honor, country.