Monday, December 26, 2005

Bush delivers last rites to the Gulf Coast

According to a report in The Washington Post, twice the number of Americans believe rebuilding the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina is more important, as those who think Iraq is more important:

According to a poll this month for the Hotline political newsletter, which asked whether Congress should tackle Iraq or the Katrina recovery first in 2006, Americans wanted the Gulf Coast rebuilt by 58 percent to 28 percent.

Of course, the Iraq fuckup George created has to be fixed just as much as the Gulf Coast has to be rebuilt, but why are so many Republicans out of step with the priorities of the rest of America?
"I think the country has moved beyond Katrina at this point," said Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.), former House GOP campaign head and now chairman of the House investigation of the response.

According to Tulane University historian Douglas Brinkley, Bush doesn't think it's worth it to preserve New Orleans as a unique cultural landmark representing a fusion of African-American, French, Caribbean and Southern traditions.

That ignorant view can't be allowed to prevail in the State of the Union speech Bush will deliver before Congress at the end of January. Contact the White House now and tell Bush what a jackass he really is!

Just out of curiosity, I visited the White House web site to see what our monkey-preznit might have said in his holiday radio address. All he had to offer the people of the Gulf Coast still reeling from hurricanes Katrina and Rita was sympathy and a prayer (my emphasis):
This Christmas, we remember our fellow citizens who suffered from the hurricanes and other disasters that struck our nation this past year. We pray for their strength as they continue to recover and rebuild their lives and their communities.

Meanwhile, I guess monkey boy thinks he only represents Christians -- so all the rest of you can just go to hell:
At Christmas, we give thanks for the gift of the birth of Christ.

Finally, hey monkey boy -- it might be time for you to pay New Orleans another visit so you can at least update the White House banner showing you with that stupid deer-in-the-headlights look!

4 Comments:

At 12/27/2005 09:24:00 AM, Blogger Rob said...

I applaud the sentiment behind the term "monkey-boy"--but it's an insult to monkeys.

 
At 12/27/2005 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Oops, you're right. I apologize to all my simian friends.

 
At 12/27/2005 04:00:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Clio said...

I can't figure out Brinkley. He has gone off on Nagin in a big way, so much so that it seems disproportionate.

Nagin's no saint or hero, but Brinkley has been ridiculous.

 
At 12/27/2005 04:39:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

I'm no big fan of people like Brinkley, who seem to voice their opinions when they seem to least know what they're talking about, then defer to the historian's objectivity when they should really be substantiating their opinions with what they know from their area of expertise. I think the media elite goes for Brinkley because he's unthreatening to the elite generally, but can be used as a pawn when the elite needs an "authoritative" voice of reason.

 

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