Monday, September 05, 2005

Words to describe Bush and his response

Comments By Martie
Just for fun, I'm going to keep track of the words used to describe Bush in the next few weeks as this tragedy continues to unfold.

The Washington Post:

"Local officials, some in tears, have angrily accused the administration of callousness and negligence. It seemed clear that the White House had no on-the-ground network within the African American community that could have alerted the president to the deepening crisis in a more timely way."

New York Times:
"Like a boy being prepped for a second crack at a failed exam, Mr. Bush has been meeting with his handlers to see what steps can be taken to minimize the political fallout from this latest demonstration of his ineptitude. But this is not about politics. It's about competence. And when the president is so obviously clueless about matters so obviously important, it means that the rest of us, like the people left stranded in New Orleans, are in deep, deep trouble. "

New York Times:
"White House officials to register alarm about what they saw as a feeble response by Mr. Bush to the hurricane, according to Republican Congressional aides."

The Herald Tribune:
Democrats accused him of a sluggish response to the catastrophic flood...

The Guardian Unlimited:
Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, broke down in tears on Thursday during an interview on local radio, saying that federal officials "don't have a clue what's going on..."
"I'm outraged by the lack of response ..."
"I'm ashamed of our government"...

Bush postures while hurricane death toll skyrockets

Wiki News
President Bush was criticized for verbally "pandering" to public opinion, while little is done about the tragedy...

Wiki News
"The only difference between the chaos of New Orleans and a Third World disaster operation, was that a foreign dictator would have responded better."
...we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity..

More will be added...

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