Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bush's Final Days, Part 3: On Katrina Response, Stunningly Delusional

By Manifesto Joe

Il Doofus held his final D.C. press conference Monday, and used the occasion to try to rewrite history per the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. People who were paying attention back then remember this as a turning point in public perception of Bush. He certainly wasn't exposed as incompetent for the first time, but that time was somehow most telling. FEMA's resources had been slowly gutted over years, and he had put unqualified political hacks in charge of a crucial agency.

Here's video from last night; and mind you, this is coming through the MSM looking glass. From Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN:

Another thing to remember is the role of the National Guard during natural disasters such as hurricanes. Because the U.S. has relied heavily upon Guard troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Guard wasn't exactly prepared to respond to a disaster as incredible as Katrina. Let's take a trip back to 2005, courtesy again of the MSM:

And, long after the initial destruction, things just didn't seem to get much better in New Orleans or surrounding parts of the Gulf Coast:

Now -- here's what Il Doofus had to say to the Washington press corps in his final conference with them, as reported by The Associated Press:

"Don't tell me the federal response was slow when there were 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm passed. ... Could things been done better? Absolutely. But when I hear people say the federal response was slow, what are they going to say to those chopper drivers or the 30,000 who got pulled off the roof?"

Well -- judge for yourself. Delusional, or just a common liar?

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

W is clearly intelligence- challenged. (Oooops---excuse me for being so polite. He is a f_cking stupid ASS)! How about the great length of time it took to get trailers down to house the homeless, or the fact that many of the trailers never made it to afflicted areas at all, or the fact that many of the trailers were unsafe for habitation, having unacceptable levels of formaldehyde in them? HOW DUMB IS THIS GUY??? Alas, Il Doofus is not only stupid and in total denial, but it is now abundantly clear he is totally insensitive to others and that the job was way over his head. Even had there been no Katrina or 9/11 it would have been way beyond his mental abilities. I wouldn't trust someone of his caliber to run a playground. He is a perfect example of why this country must never again elect a shallow and not-too-bright person President. Understand that, Sarah Palin fans?

Manifesto Joe said...

Bush has always struck me as the kind of guy who, had he been born into an ordinary family, would be a mediocre car salesman, twice or thrice divorced, hoping to retire once he made all his rehab center co-payments.

Jack Jodell said...

Ha---that's about it. But I don't know he would have made it even that far. I don't know ANYONE who'd buy a car from a guy who would tell them not to "misunderstimate" the value of the car he wanted them to buy! He should have just stayed being a drunken school cheerleader---we could have called him "Pom Pom George." What a loser!