Monday, February 02, 2009

Since the election, I've felt an emptiness in my soul

The boys at LGM have a poll up on the most pressing issue of the moment: President Laura Roslin -- freakishly abysmal failure, or mere Bush-level incompetent?

Seriously, for BSG fans out there: imagine what you'd actually think of Roslin if you had no more information than a reasonably well-informed colonial citizen might have. You haven't seen the inside meetings, you don't know too much about the Cylons, except that they killed your puppy, and Laura Roslin is a kind of religious nut under whose watch the remnants of humanity have had a pretty rough time.

Indeed, her tenure really only looks good by comparison to her immediate successor (whose defense policies were apparently so piss-poor that the Cylons were able to achieve total surprise, eliminating all but 0.002% (?) of the human species, or in the Baltar years where humans actually lived under Cylon occupation.

But by that standard, Dubya looks good when compared to Buchanan, under whose watch the Confederacy actually seceded. That buys him nothing, and Roslin's colleagues buy her nothing. Especially when you consider how that whole "everything will be fine when we get to Earth" plan has worked so far. And all of this is in the context of some pretty staggering war crimes against the Cyclons.

So: Laura Roslin should be impeached and replaced by Tom Zarek, the Spiro Agnew to Roslin's Nixon.

2 comments:

Catelli said...

So: Laura Roslin should be impeached and replaced by Tom Zarek,

No! Lee Adama, not Zarek. His two day presidency was the most successful of the lot!

Anonymous said...

But by that standard, Dubya looks good when compared to Buchanan

Not the same thing. We've had a good 150+ years between Buchanan and Dubya. That's a long time for people to "forget" how bad the previous guy was. Meanwhile, the colonies actually voted to replace Roslin once and got Baltar - who was a bigger incompetent than Roslin ever managed.

I could see being a little gunshy about having a new election at this point. You could end up with someone better, or you could end up with the entire fleet taking a trip into a black hole.

--NonyNony