We know that George Bush is not the most intelligent man we have had in the White House. In fact, he is sometimes affectionately referred to as The Village Idiot. Well, now we know just how much of an idiot. The Obama staff thought they were hit by a time machine. They ran into the Dinosaur age of the rotary dial and Pong. Old George must have been listening to "All My Exes are in Texas" on an 8-track! Here's how it was described:
One member of the White House new-media team came to work on Tuesday, right after the swearing-in ceremony, only to discover that it was impossible to know which programs could be updated, or even which computers could be used for which purposes. The team members, accustomed to working on Macintoshes, found computers outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software. Laptops were scarce, assigned to only a few people in the West Wing. The team was left struggling to put closed captions on online videos.
No wonder we get outfoxed in foreign affairs. Bush appointed his friends, none of whom were mental giants. Let's read on:
Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal bureaucracy yesterday, encountering a jumble of disconnected phone lines, old computer software, and security regulations forbidding outside e-mail accounts.
What does that mean in 21st-century terms? No Facebook to communicate with supporters. No outside e-mail log-ins. No instant messaging. Hard adjustments for a staff that helped sweep Obama to power through, among other things, relentless online social networking.
"It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said of his new digs.
In many ways, the move into the White House resembled a first day at school: Advisers wandered the halls, looking for their offices. Aides spent hours in orientation, learning such things as government ethics rules as well as how their paychecks will be delivered. And everyone filled out a seemingly endless pile of paperwork.
He not only left Obama an impending Depression, two wars, and dozens of last minute executive orders such as allowing guns in National Parks, but he left the office a mess. Now Obama will fire all the Liberty College graduates that were appointed to positions for which they were not qualified, solely because they were graduates of the late Jerry Falwell's school.
At Last - The End of the Bush Administration