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The Limericks of Relief

Apparently COL Johnson was relieved of command, not for toxic leadership, but for adultery and fraud.  Even thought it was not the cause of his relief, it appears COL Johnson was yet another toxic leader who made it to brigade command.  According to a former subordinate:

I was formerly a member of COL Johnson’s organization. He is the textbook example of a toxic leader. His constant screaming attacks against members of his staff, complete disregard for dissenting opinion and lack of faith in any of his staff officers or commanders was disheartening to watch. The entire unit walked around in fear and worked hard just to keep the ass chewing sessions to a minimum. His command climate stifled all real discussion and led the unit to only work for his interest instead of the unit’s.

Whew.  Sounds like an asshole to me.

On a more humorous note, ChickenHead commenting at ROK Drop summarized COL Johnson’s relief in a limerick:

The colonel was given a chance

for his stellar career to advance

but things got out of hand

and he lost his command

for Johnson’s Johnson wouldn’t stay in his pants

Bravo.  In the same spirit, I decided to come up with my own limerick for toxic leaders:

Focused only on his promotion

He demanded complete devotion

when the general heard

of this egotistical turd

He slapped him with a stunning demotion


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  1. ChickenHead
    April 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

    This toxic colonel, it’s noted
    was a diick, so he got demoted.
    I wrote this rhyme
    to make fun of this slime
    and, besides, I love to be quoted.

    • April 17, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      Outstanding!

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