A Quote by Jim Hightower on bushco, u s, verizon, rebrand, bush, consumers, washington, government of the people, democratic values, and commercial

The Bushites' domination and transformation of the governing apparatus is so antithetical to our democratic values, yet so thorough, that we no longer have The Government of the People of the United States of America.

But, what the hell, I say we go all the way with it. I mean, what kind of name is "The Government of the People of the United States of America" anyway.  That's so yesterday. We could use some marketing savvy here, some twenty-first-century identity branding that can connect to the wired, hip, commercial culture that is "today."

Let's get with the times, people! You don't see phone companies, for example, sticking with stodgy old names like Bell Atlantic Telephone Corporation, do you? No--they become "Verizon." Now that's got some zip to it! (Alright, it's not really a word and no one can figure out what it is or what it's selling, and the company's stock price is down by half in the three years since the name change, but let's not fall into the trap of negativity here.)

So let's rebrand. Forget. The Government of the People of YadaYadaYada. Let's call it something consumers can remember, something that'll look good on Washington's marble walls, something punchy and true to the spirit of the Bush government. Let's call it: BUSHCO!

Jim Hightower

Source: Thieves in High Places: They've Stolen Our Country--And It's Time to Take It Back, Pages: 18...19

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