Thursday, August 31, 2006

And finally, irony

We all remember President Bush's incorrect use of the word irony. Well, it seems that he has managed to finally define the word, if only by action.

Monday is Labor Day. For those who do not know the details, I give you this:

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
US Dept of Labor website

And to celebrate the occasion, our President has decided, with a recess appointment, to put a corporate lawyer in charge of protecting workers' rights. And not just any corporate lawyer. He has chosen Paul DeCamp, known mostly for his efforts against union workers.

To better illustrate this, let me use this analogy. Our President has decided to celebrate Hen House Day by appointing Mr. Fox to the position of Hen House Security Chief.

That, my friends, is irony.

I read about this at Think Progress. You can get to the original story at this link. And for more details, check out this link.

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