Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Big Fat Hairy F*&!ing Deal

President Bush said Tuesday that "I take responsibility" for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and that the disaster raised broader questions about the government's ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

Like that's anything other than obvious to everyone in the world. With the exception of a few die hard redstaters.

Just to skip ahead to the answers to those broader questions, George: The government's ability to respond is directly proportional to how important you think the governments ability to respond happens to be. One measure of how well the government will be able to respond in an emergency is how much funding you give to emergency preparedness.

You want a government so small that, according to your boy Grover Nordquist, it could be drowned in a bathtub.

Do you think he regrets that choice of words? Do you?

You have deceived America for six years. No: you have deceived enough of America for six years that you have gotten what you wanted. You have reshaped the government into a custom-built funnel to give you and your cronies more money.

And you even have the gall to do that in this time of emergency: You contracted Halliburton to start cleaning up New Orleans. And the Shaw Group, whose lobbyist is none other than Joseph Allbaugh. You might know him as your 2000 campaign manager. And former head of FEMA himself. And former roomie of Michael Brown.

And you did this all the while mouthing platitudes and lies--yes, lies--to the American public. And probably to yourself as well, George.

Did you really not know "what didn't go right?" last week? Did you really think "Brownie" was "doing a heck of a job?" Are you such a delusional dry drunk that you can't for one moment face the truth of the shithole you've turned this country into without flying into a rage and flipping people off?

What do you do when there's no one to sic your attack dogs on?

You tried that with the local governments in this mess, and it got slapped back in your face, George.

You've run out of people to blame.

You've run out of excuses.

You've run out of places to hide.

Now you're standing there in the cold spotlight, all defenses refuted, and out of options.

And this is when you decide "to take responsibility."

No shit.

I repeat, mister president: Big Fat Hairy Fucking Deal.

Is it 2008 yet?



Blogger United We Lay said...

And I wonder why my students feel so comfortable lying directly to my face. Their President does it, so it must be okay. They'll be snorting coke and praising Jesus before the month is out. What an excellent example he sets for our children.

8:11 PM, September 13, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Polanco: what grade/subject do you teach? Can it be time for a day on ethics with role playing in positions of authority and showing the harm?

8:10 AM, September 14, 2005  
Blogger Mz. Pig said...

I'm crossing off the days and hoping that 2008 comes b/f Armageddon.

10:22 PM, September 14, 2005  

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