Friday, September 09, 2005

Mr. Brown is Out of Town

Front page of the NY Times today. And it's nice to hear such worry, compassion and accountability flowing from the deposed room mate.
"I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife and, maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep. And then I'm going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims," Brown said. "This story's not about me. This story's about the worst disaster of the history of our country that stretched every government to its limit and now we have to help these victims." Brown - AP
His spin is a either non-functioning, as in his comforts of home anticipation (are we supposed to care about how hard his white bread and butter butt has had it?), or in overdrive, and in the same statement. Might give you vertigo just reading it. Worst disaster, history of country, stretched every government - what the hell is he talking about? Does he mean every government of every country, or just all the governments of our own country? It's the worst case of learn as you go I've seen. He's just getting the idea of the scope of the disaster just about now, as he's removed from his position. Nice work.

This link is the the NYtimes story from today.

Also, it seems Katrina is digging deep into the truth underly much of the President's see-through agenda. Tax cuts and privatizing social security, to give more money to his core sponsors and supporters, suddenly removes care from those whose lives have been destroyed, and has left little money in the coffers Government to deal with the tragedy. Government is supposed to be there to help people. Can't do it with an empty bank account. Republicans like Bush think everyone should pay their own way, so they can keep all the profits on whatever biz they're in. How do one million displaced disaster victims pay their way in a city flattened like Hiroshima? Grabby selfish Gimme politcs is Bush's game, pandering to the worst in all of us. A shame it took such devastation to reveal it.

"Social Security

Bush's plan to allow younger workers to divert some Social Security taxes into private investment accounts was a long shot even before Katrina, given lack of support from the public and congressional Democrats. The storm probably scuttles chances it'll be resurrected this year -- or even next year, according to some analysts.

``This creates convenient political cover for them to deal very summarily on Social Security and move on,'' said Charles Gabriel, a political analyst in Washington at Prudential Equity Group, a unit of Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential Financial Inc." more.



Blogger SFChick74 said...

Everyone in the Bush Administration needs a steaming cup of Shut the Fuck Up. I read a new quote every day since the hurricane that makes me think, "Are they kidding? Did they reall say that?" I'm not sure if those people are just stupid or if they really are that heartless.

Of course, they were saying stupid crap before the hurricane, but now more people are taking notice.

7:25 PM, September 12, 2005  

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