Wednesday, August 31, 2005

President Nero guitars while New Orleans dies

Bush Interrupts Vacation to Get Away from Work

Once and for all: Crawford isn't a "vacation home," it's "the Western White House," and there is nothing that Bush can do in D.C. that he can't do there. Right, Scotty?

MR. McCLELLAN: Like I said, this is one of the most devastating storms in our nation's history, and the President, after receiving a further update this morning, made the decision that he wanted to get back to D.C. and oversee the response efforts from there.

Q What is he unable to -- what is he unable to do in Crawford he could do --

MR. McCLELLAN: We'll talk to you all later. We've got to go. Thank you.

We'll take this one: What can he do in D.C.? He can get away from actually being near the hurricane region, that's what he can do.


This is the greatest disaster to hit our nation in most of our lifetimes. Worse than 9-11. New Orleans is underwater. Biloxi is 90 percent destroyed. Who knows how many dead. Who knows how many homeless. Who knows how many jobless. We have a bona fide refugee crisis on our hands.

There will be a time for a full accounting of what went wrong, both preparing for this thing and relief efforts afterward. I don't know if the time is now or later. Honestly, I don't much care. I'm too horrified by what I'm seeing today. It's overwhelming.

I just wish that the president gave a damn about what's happenend. Unfortunately, he's too busy playing 'country rock star".


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