Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Bush: "I Take Responsibility".

Well, this is unprecedented. In five years, I don't recall Bush taking responsibility for anything. I'd always heard the first rule of management is that everything is your responsibility. But the Bush administration has never paid attention to this. Knowledge of 9/11 before it happened? Not our fault. The economy? Clinton's fault. Bad intelligence in Iraq? The CIA's fault. Your trusted aid leaking classified information? Ah, that's just turd blossom.

But you let a city in your country get destroyed and abandon the people there for a week as corpses float around them? Guess not even firing Michael Brown is enough to let you off scot-free.

Congratulations, W. That must have been hard. There was a crisis in this country and you could have corrected it. You didn't. You stayed on vacation for three more days and flew in your private plane overhead. You talked about oil. You bemoaned Trent Lott's porch. And now you feel bad. Well, you're off to a good start. You've admitted a mistake. Now let's see you correct one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You’ve been watching too much Michael Moore Jon. Let me clear a few things up for you:

Bush was in office for 9 months before 9/11 happened. Clinton ignored the issue of terrorism for 8 years after the first attack on the towers. But if you really want someone to take responsibility for this why aren’t you looking to the terrorists?

The recession started under the Clinton administration, and if there's something Bush should be taking responsibility for it's lowering taxes and boosting the economy under extremely adverse conditions.

I'll give you the Iraq thing :)

The hurricane thing drives me nuts, however. What the hell was he supposed to do, use some magical power to steer the storm out to sea? The fact is, he declared a state of emergency 1 day before the storm it. It's the idiot local politicians in Louisiana and the government-dependant residents that are to blame in my book.

Look at the reaction of the Governor of Louisiana - she basically threw up her hands a day after and said "we're screwed." Did Guiliani do that? No, he stayed strong and guided NY through an equally tragic event.

We need less dependence on the federal government, not more. It’s the people of this country that are coming to the rescue, not the government, and that's how it should be.