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Monday, February 13, 2006

Random musings & articles to comment on

Lets go with the scorching, withering acidic blasts of logic that Maureen Dowd dishes out so deservingly to the Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (literally!)

Smoking Dutch Cleanser

Vice President Dick Cheney bitterly complains that national security leaks are endangering America. Unless, of course, he's doing the leaking, tapping Scooter Libby to reveal national security information to punish a political critic.

President Bush says he will not talk about specific security threats to America. Unless, of course, he needs to talk about a specific threat to Los Angeles to confuse the public and gain some cheap political advantage.

The White House says it has done everything possible to protect the homeland. Unless, of course, it hasn't. Then it can lie to hide the callous portrait of Incurious George in Crawford as New Orleans drowned.

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At the Bush White House, the mere evocation of the word "terror" justifies breaking any law, contravening any convention, despoiling any ideal, electing any Republican and brushing off any failure to govern.

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A final absurd junction of dysfunction was reached on Wednesday, when Republican Party leaders awarded Tom DeLay with a seat on the Appropriations subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating Jack Abramoff, including his connections to Tom DeLay.

Does Maureen Dowd ever NOT grandslam it out of the park when it comes to this Administration?

And the best part of DeLay's appointment is that he's taking-directly-the same seat held by convicted bribe taker Duke Cunningham, a politician so BRILLIANT!!! that he not only lived on the yacht of the guy he took bribes from, but Cunningham was actually listed as the contact when said co-conspirator decided to sell the yacht

And then, came the White House's response to the bitchslapping they took from disgraced FEMA head Michael Brown

Brown Blistered the DHS, Michael Chertoff & The Administration, and that put Rove & Co into Spin Control Overdrive

"I reject outright the suggestion that President Bush was anything less than fully involved," said White House homeland security adviser Frances Fragos Townsend.

I know, I know, this is just BEGGING for a response, but let's watch how much more entertaining this wreck between REAL reality & W's reality gets

Townsend, without naming names, criticized those at FEMA she said had "become bitter" and lashed out "trying to find someone else, anyone else, to blame."

"We cannot attempt to rewrite history by pointing fingers or laying blame," Townsend said.

Townsend, who at Bush's request is conducting her own "lessons learned" inquiry, said her report would be released later this month.

So, let's try and keep up here

See, it's NOT wrong to point fingers or assess blame if criticizing someone else for pointing fingers & assessing blame

I'd be stunned if Townsend's report painted a less than glowing picture of Dear Leader W, I mean, we all remember how much he sweated out the storm with the citizens of New Orleans & the Gulf Coast, you know, by staying on vacation for three days AFTER Katrina hit

But the way Karl Rove-the genius who's supposedly in charge of rebuilding New Orleans-is spinning, the only one who bears NO responsibility for the absolutely atrocious, detached & horrifically bungled Fed response afterwards

While both Chertoff and Townsend acknowledged that the federal response left much to be desired, both suggested federal officials up to Bush had been unfairly criticized.

Bush, who was traveling in Arizona and California the day the storm roared ashore, was "highly engaged" in monitoring its advance, Townsend said.

Well, if W was so "Highly Engaged", then how exactly was there any problem whatsoever?

And she said it was Bush himself who first conceded several days after the storm - one of the nation's worst natural disasters - that "the response to the hurricane was insufficient."

So, "Highly Engaged" = "Response to the hurricane was insufficient"

Then again, maybe SuperBush was only prevented from saving the day, replete with SuperHero Towel Cape, by evildoers wielding the strongest of Kryptonite

The White House welcomes congressional inquiries into Katrina and the aftermath, and will cooperate with them, Townsend said.

"But let's be clear about the facts," she said. "As you know, President Bush was highly engaged in the preparation and response effort, beginning when Katrina was a tropical storm off the coast of Florida."

So engaged & prepared that when absolute leadership was called for, President Jr W SuperBush froze completely, instead deciding that vacationing for an additional 3 days was HIS proper response to such a trying event

Such a sad, pathetic, little man is our President, and while it's always admirable when people are able to overcome their handicaps & limitations, W is sad proof wf what happens when the Village Idiot is elected President

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