Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Nero Still Fiddling

Just when it seems like George W. Bush couldn't have been any further out of touch with the situation in New Orleans, we get this little gem from Nancy Pelosi (D - California):

At a news conference, Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's choice for head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency had "absolutely no credentials."

She related that she had urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Michael Brown.

"He said 'Why would I do that?'" Pelosi said.

"'I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'"

"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous," she added. [From SFGate, via AMERICAblog.]


It's bad enough that a political appointee of Bush's has done such an egregious job as head of FEMA. But for the President of the United States to completely deny that there were any deficiencies in the Federal Government's response is just breathtaking. What crass incompetence we have in our highest executive office!

This is simply proof positive that the Republican Party's ideology is not a proper governing ideology. After all, how can the party that wants to, in the words of Grover Norquist, drown the Federal Government in a bathtub, be the proper or even logical stewards of it? Clearly, as they have demonstrated this week, they cannot be trusted to safeguard this country against any sort of disaster, be it natural or otherwise. A political party that has, as part of its platform, a clear hostility towards government agencies, should damn sure not be running those same agencies!

Please, America, it is time to put the grown-ups back in charge. George W. Bush and his crony appointees are in too far over their heads and our country is not safe with them in control. We need responsible leadership, not the college roommate of a campaign fund raiser.

(Psst! Mr. Reid, Ms. Clinton, Mr. Biden...this is where the Opposition Party is supposed to step in! Dr. Dean, are you there? Hello? Just follow Ms. Pelosi, she knows where we should be going!)

3 comments:

Gifted-1 said...

Please, America, it is time to put the grown-ups back in charge. George W. Bush and his crony appointees are in too far over their heads and our country is not safe with them in control. We need responsible leadership, not the college roommate of a campaign fund raiser.


Preach on!
Hello... is anyone listening?

DadOBot said...

To be fair, Michael Brown was pressing for changes in the way FEMA was operated. Many of the bad decisions were made above his head (the installation of a bureaucracy between himself and the president for example), as well as much of the failed restructuring (via the Dept. of Homeland Security) that focused on terror attacks while making us weaker in our ability to handle natural disasters. There was a good NPR interview about this last night.

Yes, he had no appropriate credentials when he was hired, but apparently it didn't take long for him catch on to what FEMA was all about.

I'm currently finding Bush's PR regarding Katrina hilarious at the moment. This is the guy who accused his opponent of flip-flopping, right? Flip-flops seem to fit rather well on Mr. Bush Jr. at the moment. LOL!

If Bush is wondering "what didn't go right", then why is he pushing for an investigation into what went wrong in response to Katrina? He's had to "clarify" just about every statement to come out of the White House since he got back from vacation.

Gayle said...

I am making an honest attempt to understand liberal thinking, but I'm having a very hard time of it. I truly wish we (liberals and conservatives) could talk to each other without ranting or raving. I don't understand all the rancor directed at our President. I must admit I've done a lot of "ranting and raving" against liberals on my own blogs, but I am attempting to mellow out and understand the oposition, so-to-speak. So here's what I have done: I have posted some questions on my site asking liberals to answer some questions. It is an honest attempt to better understand the differences in our mind sets. It is my intention to not be rude or judgemental (hard for me, but please give me credit for trying.) I've run into you before, Samuri Sam, and all we do is blast one another. I extend an open invitation for you to post some of your opinions and why you have them, on my website: www.letourvoicesbeheard.blogspot.com. You will be welcome, and I, a Conservative Republican Democrat, promise not to rant and rave! I keep my promises.