Monday, September 19, 2005

John Kerry On Fire.

I was wondering when somebody (anybody!) from the Democratic party was going to find his cojones, step up to the plate and just blast this administration for all of its incompetence and duplicty. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be John Kerry. And man, did he do a killer job. He delivered this rousing speech today at Brown University. Here are two excerpts, but I encourage you to go to johnkerry.com to read the whole thing. (Sorry Phil, still trying to navigate the link thing!)

"Katrina is a symbol of all this administration does and doesn't do. Michael Brown -- or Brownie as the President so famously thanked him for doing a heck of a job - Brownie is to Katrina what Paul Bremer is to peace in Iraq; what George Tenet is to slam dunk intelligence; what Paul Wolfowitz is to parades paved with flowers in Baghdad; what Dick Cheney is to visionary energy policy; what Donald Rumsfeld is to basic war planning; what Tom Delay is to ethics; and what George Bush is to “Mission Accomplished” and "Wanted Dead or Alive." The bottom line is simple: The "we'll do whatever it takes" administration doesn't have what it takes to get the job done."

And this:

"Americans can and will help compensate for government's incompetence with millions of acts of individual enterprise and charity, as Katrina has shown. But that’s not enough. We must ask tough questions: Will this generosity and compassion last in the absence of strong leadership? Will this Administration only ask for sacrifice in a time of crisis? Has dishonesty in politics degraded our national character to the point that we feel our dues have been paid as citizens with a one-time donation to the Red Cross?"

Amen...

8 Comments:

Blogger United We Lay said...

It's abou FREAKIN' time!!!

8:47 PM, September 19, 2005  
Blogger boni said...

I'm with you PC.

9:09 PM, September 19, 2005  
Blogger Colleen said...

woo hoo...go john kerry. i'm shocked!

oh, just heard a joke:

when bush was asked his feelings on roe v. wade he said: "i don't really care how they get out of new orleans, as long as they get out"

tee hee

6:32 AM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger doodlebugmom said...

I love reading this blog.

ditto on the Amen!

Linda

7:58 AM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger Mz. Pig said...

Where was this John Kerry during the campaigning??

9:36 AM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger boni said...

Cheryl,
I think he was too busy trying to be a politician instead of a fighter.

9:48 AM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger United We Lay said...

We need more fighters. F*ck the speechmakers. I can write a better speech than that, and mean it, too. It's all too little, too late at this point. I'm glad he said something, but it's not nearly enough.

4:36 PM, September 20, 2005  
Blogger United We Lay said...

We need more fighters. F*ck the speechmakers. I can write a better speech than that, and mean it, too. It's all too little, too late at this point. I'm glad he said something, but it's not nearly enough.

4:37 PM, September 20, 2005  

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