Aww, Man, I Got My Medal Today


Andrew Sullivan is seconding Brendan Loy's call for the ouster of FEMA head Michael Brown, who by most accounts is a minimally-qualified lawyer who landed the job by dint of having picked the right college roommate. Since he's been lauded by Bush for the bang-up job he's doing, he may have to get a Presidential Medal of Freedom before he goes, a-la George Tenet—if so, let me be first to suggest that "Presidential Medal of Freedom" be appropriated as a slang synonym for the (increasingly outdated) "pink slip." As in: "Man, after that account fell through, I got called into the boss's office and handed my Medal of Freedom."