“How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb? Ten.
1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb
4. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either for changing the light bulb or for eternal darkness
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton for the new light bulb
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner ‘Bulb Accomplished’
7. One administration insider to resign and in detail reveal how Bush was literally ‘in the dark’ the whole time
8. One to viciously smear No. 7
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along
10. And finally, one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.
Good stuff, but the Bush Administration never got anywhere by thinking small; they would need at least a few more people than ten.
11. One to be an anonymous source for the New York Times and Washington Post, claiming that the Democrats should come forward with their own light bulb changing plan.
12. One to claim that changing the light bulb is a necessary response to 9/11.
13. One to explain why switching to a more efficient light bulb design would be bad for the American economy.
14. And, of course, Condi Rice to stand in complete darkness while praising all the light that is being generated.
(Got any more? Feel free to add your own in the comments section)