Number two’s number two claims he was too distracted and too busy to remember.

This seems to be “Scooter” Libby’s defense.

It reminds me of his bosses explanation (read “defense”) as to why he shot his friend in the face.

“I was too busy thinking about blasting some helpless quail to think about the most important rule of hunting.”

Don’t get me started on number one who couldn’t quit manage an expeditious exit from an elementary school class when told about the 9-11 planes.

It’s all about multitasking.

Not only mere multitasking, but being able to work on several tasks simultaneously and do them well.

Not only mere multitasking and doing the tasks well, but also being able to anticipate the consequences of what we do.

Not only mere multitasking, doing the tasks well, being able to anticipate the consequences of what we do, but also remembering what we did afterwards

Damn that multitasking!

Meanwhile, Republicans are avoiding dealing with the number one issue of the day by attacking the second on the list of presidential succession for being able to fly on the same type of aircraft the president and vice president do.

(Hal Brown is a clinical social worker and former mental health center director who is mostly retired from his private psychotherapy practice. He writes on the psychopathology of public figures and other topics that pique his interest. He can be found online at

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