Friday, September 02, 2005

Stupid Face

The President is on TV now, nodding and altering--just slightly--the expressions on his face as he pretends to listen to a variety of updates on the situation. His main concern seems to be the destruction of Trent Lott's house, but he promises that a bigger and better one will replace it. Seriously...these were among the first words out of his mouth. He also said something about preventing violence by feeding people. He also wants people to know that the Gulf Coast has been "obliterated"--apparently he didn't know that until today.

So, what song do you think he was singing in his head as he pretended to be concerned?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I hope people don't play politics during this period of time," Mr. Bush told Diane Sawyer of ABC's "Good Morning America" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. - New York Times, 8/1/05

It's good to know that stopping for a ten minute press opportunity with the former head of the G.O.P. while using a backdrop of badly-needed equipment and personnel is not "playing politics". I'm glad that the head of FEMA, who doesn't even know that there's a difference between the Superdome and the Convention Center has plenty of time between his six hours of interviews yesterday to coordinate response.

I am heartened that Mr. Bush was able to take time during his press opportunity to show that he has not lost his sense of humor, joking about rebuilding millionaire Trent Lott's second home. No political play there. Now Marine One is departing for an aerial tour of New Orleans, doubtless clearing a five mile radius of rescue and recovery operations for "security reasons".

I noticed that there was no audio coverage of Bush's first moments with Ray Nagin, and no planned meeting with Governor Blanco. They're both Democrats.

All the impoverished New Orleanians bitching about living in shit, wading past bodies, and dying of thirst for five days before getting substantive relief should just shut up. And I hope the residents of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis remember how supportive Haley Barbour has been of Bush's inaction.

I am happy Honore is on the ground. He's a smart man, demanding troops keep their muzzles down, declaring "This is NOT Iraq!" and generally getting shit done.

He should have been there four days ago.

hoss said...

"I hope people don't play politics during this period of time," Mr. Bush told Diane Sawyer of ABC's "Good Morning America" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. - New York Times, 8/1/05



It's good to know that stopping for a ten minute press opportunity with the former head of the G.O.P. while using a backdrop of badly-needed equipment and personnel is not "playing politics". I'm glad that the head of FEMA, who doesn't even know that there's a difference between the Superdome and the Convention Center has plenty of time between his six hours of interviews yesterday to coordinate response.

I am heartened that Mr. Bush was able to take time during his press opportunity to show that he has not lost his sense of humor, joking about rebuilding millionaire Trent Lott's second home. No political play there. Now Marine One is departing for an aerial tour of New Orleans, doubtless clearing a five mile radius of rescue and recovery operations for "security reasons".

I noticed that there was no audio coverage of Bush's first moments with Ray Nagin, and no planned meeting with Governor Blanco. They're both Democrats.

All the impoverished New Orleanians bitching about living in shit, wading past bodies, and dying of thirst for five days before getting substantive relief should just shut up. And I hope the residents of Biloxi, Gulfport, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis remember how supportive Haley Barbour has been of Bush's inaction.

I am happy Honore is on the ground. He's a smart man, demanding troops keep their muzzles down, declaring "This is NOT Iraq!" and generally getting shit done.

He should have been there four days ago.

P-Dubya said...

Hey Ken. Your blog was just featured on CNN's "The Situation Online". Glad to see you got out and are safe.

Anonymous said...

Wow, just heard about your story on CNN. Glad you made it. Like you, so many of us feel helpless and can only donate $$ and pray for you.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Bush knew how to sing.
The results are "not acceptable." How about some responsibility.... such as "Our efforts have not been acceptable."
Can we get that recount now.
How many days does Bumbling Bush have left in office? There has to be a ticker somewhere on line.
-TK

Zaziouxe said...

Bush is an idiot. There is no excuse for the slow response to this. I know because I work for the fed gov't (worked in DC for years in various agencies & now in CA). They can do what they want to do. Obviously, this administration has higher priorities than its citizens dying in the streets and their bodies rotting unclaimed for days. At this moment in time, I am ashamed to have to admit to people that I work for the fed govt, however, not all of us are heartless and incompetent.