the lunatics are running the asylum

the lunatics are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the lunatics are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the lunatics are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, lunatic, running
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The lunatics are running the asylum, as our famous faces settle into the Big Bro house and contend with all manner of cruel and embarrassing tasks.
I don't know what people do in other countries, but I think in Britain, the lunatics are running the asylum.
AT LAST: conclusive proof that the lunatics are running the asylum.
It's about time someone in football, whether in the PFA or anyone else, started to be responsible for the players because at the moment the lunatics are running the asylum.