Almost eight years ago the incumbent president uttered one of
his first Bushisms, a phrase that would crop up again and again
during his two terms in office; "If this were a dictatorship,
it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
In early 2006 Bush delivered perhaps his second
most memorable verbal spout by announcing to the world that he
was "the decider".
This weekend president elect Obama became known
as "the ruler".
Valerie Jarrett, Co-Chair of the Obama transition
team, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used the phrase
in describing the working model for the transition between the
Bush administration and the new Obama regime.
"Given the daunting challenges that we face,
it is important that president elect Obama is prepared to really
take power and begin to rule day one," Jarrett told Tom Brokaw.
"We will be working closely with his [Bush's]
administration, we will be reviewing the agencies now, he will
be making key personnel decisions, he gets national security briefings
everyday now as well." she said
Watch the clip:
Clearly Jarrett is not aware that the very foundation
of the United States of America consists of a government of the
people, by the people, for the people. No one is ruled over and
no one does any ruling, unless this is part of the "change"
agenda, which already seems
to be changing itself.