Saturday, September 03, 2005


According to the right-wing media on TV, radio and on the web, the President isn't responsible for anything that happens in Iraq. And now with the hurricane, we learn that nothing here at home, even disaster planning by his shiny new Department of Homeland Security (I get a little shiver every time I hear that name), is his responsibility. What do we want him to do, build a levee or something? I mean, a giant multi-state disaster has nothing to do with the federal government, right? Nope.

So according to this, the President has no responsibilities. He's done the impossible - made himself redundant, as they say in Britain. So I guess he can just go back to Crawford permanently and not bother us any further.

Whew. I feel better already!

UPDATE: Steve Gilliard has some great righteous anger to share. (Personally I loved the "live-action Chauncey Gardiner" line, which is spot-on.)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: From a wire story on tragically-unqualified FEMA head Michael Brown...
In Mobile, Ala., on Friday, Bush said the response to Katrina was unsatisfactory. But he had nothing but praise for his FEMA director. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job," the president said.
Hooray for the Accountability Administration!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I admire our President taking on a real leadership role following the Katrina disaster. Sort of applying the skills he picked up during his Yale fraternity days-----if you can organize rush, you surely can manage this situation. Money is needed so fund-raisers are required. The President already has lined up Don Rumsfield to sing “Old Man Ribber,” and Dick Cheney does a wonderful Al Jolson black-face shtick about a little kid looking for his “mammy.” These should be real crowd-pleasers.

Two things are driving this fiasco. They’re the “C” words----Competency and Color. Lays bare our national maladies.