Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union from about 1964 to 1982, is widely regarded as one of the worst leaders of the modern era. His bungling has served as an inspiration for other aspirant incompetents, a sort of absolute zero for national leadership of a dominant nation.
The miraculous years under W, however, bring risk to this title! Both men were/are preening, self-lauding fools, and would care deeply who holds the legacy. A pressing question awaits us!
Who wins the title of absolute zero for leadership, George W Bush or Leonid Brezhnev?
A handy comparison table:
|Personal Accomplishments before rising to power:
||Destroyed the Texas Rangers. Ran several oil businesses into oblivion. Fails to commit suicide due to rigorous unthinking about everything.
||Studied metallurgy. Successfully retreated from Germans. Survived purges through rigorous unthinking adherence to Stalinist ideals.|
||Faked Air National Guard records. Drank heavily.
||Drafted into Red Army during the Great Patriotic War. Served only in a political capacity.|
|Wartime Record as National Leader:
||Invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Lost.
||Invaded Afghanistan. Lost.|
|Response to economic troubles:
||Tax cuts for the wealthy. Cuts in research funding. Promoted increased consolidation of industry. Gutted regulation. Massive deficit spending on the military, leading to the collapse of the currency. Ignored the fundamental economic problems underlying the decline.
||Promoted increased consolidation of industry. Massive deficit spending on the military, leading to the collapse of the currency. Ignored the fundamental economic problems underlying the decline.|
||Alcohol. Probably cocaine.
||Nembutal (a narcotic)|
|Cult of Personality:
||Prone to giving out medals to himself and close political allies.
||Prone to giving out medals to himself and close political allies.|
||Lazy, short-minded, self-centered and dishonest leadership imperils the entire teetering substructure of the gluttonous American society.
||Inept, short-minded, dishonest and self-centered leadership directly lead to the downfall of the Soviet Union and collapse of communism worldwide.|
I say, winner Bush! USA! USA!