Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Compassionate conservative

Barbara Bush the elder:
What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle)--this is working very well for them.
Keith Olbermann rips the national leadership to shreds. Here's a taste:
The seeming characterization of our government that it was on vacation when the city was lost, and could barely tear itself away from commemorating V.J. Day and watching Monty Python's Flying Circus, to at least pretend to get back to work. The seeming identification of these hapless bureaucrats: their pathetic use of the future tense in terms of relief they could’ve brought last Monday and Tuesday — like the President, whose statements have looked like they’re being transmitted to us by some kind of four-day tape-delay.

But no. The incompetence and the ludicrous prioritization will forever be symbolized by one gaffe by of the head of what is ironically called “The Department of Homeland Security”: “Louisiana is a city…”

I found these excerpts on Atrios, the past week's definitive chronicler of outrage and incompetence.


winston said...

and this is where prez. boy howdy got his values. brilliant.

i love how she makes it sound like the astrodome is some kind of fucking ritz-carlton.

Crunk Raconteur said...

Man, ol' Bar is just as strong, resolute, and compassionate as her yutz of an eldest son...