The death of satire — Dubya style

Tom Lehrer famously said that satire died the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Well, here’s a modern take on the same thought. The New York Times is reporting that the front-runners to succeed John Wolfensohn as President of the World Bank are (a) Carly Fiorina, the testosterone-poisoned ex-CEO of Hewlett Packard, and (b) Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of Defense and the ‘brains’ behind the invasion of Iraq. Note: the World Bank was set up to help poor people in countries where dysentry is a way of life. What have the world’s poor done to deserve this fate?