Friday, September 02, 2005


I'm not usually one to pick on President Bush's verbal gaffes, but this one is a jaw-dropper:

The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)

What on earth was he thinking? (I mean: what on earth were his speechwriters thinking?) Andrew Sullivan:

Just think of that quote for a minute; and the laughter that followed. The poor and the black are dying, dead, drowned and desperate in New Orleans and elsewhere. But the president manages to talk about the future "fantastic" porch of a rich, powerful white man who only recently resigned his position because he regretted the failure of Strom Thurmond to hold back the tide of racial desegregation.

All I can say to that is: God save us. And I don't even believe in God.


At 11:09 PM, Blogger DavidCyrus said...

It almost sounds like he's saying, "The good news for most of the victims is, someday things will be as good as they were before. The good news for Trent Lott, however, is that his porch is going to be fantastic!"

At 3:14 AM, Blogger Sean said...

not the best quote in the world, but not as bad as you guys are portraying it.
i am so happy i actually have lots of good friends who are loyal dems, and dont care about the tiny things in politics. they could care less about a statement like that.

you guys are pathetic. you really need to take a good look at your hate Bush mentality.
really pathetic.

using the same logic. people are dying, and all you can talk about is ONE sentence out of hours that the President spoke!

how about the NO mayor and his cursing tirades?

oh, i forgot you cannot criticize black and women politicians, sorry.

At 12:44 PM, Blogger GSR said...

It's just George being George. It's like going to a wake and telling the widow that the dead guy looks great. It's a dumb comment, but it's meant to put people at ease....I think..

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Alan Stewart Carl said...

I dunno about this quote. I think people like Sullivan might be trying too hard to show how Bush is bungling this. To me, it sounds like Bush was trying to show how he too has friends who were affected by Katrina. Of course, the friend is Lott--which makes the quote ill-considered.

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First the NO mayor cussing tirade, well, when people are fed up with not having the help they have requested they get fed up with it and let loose, and obviously it worked, because the aid was mostly from civilians before his tirade, so maybe we need a little bit more "normal actions" from our politicians and not the watered down lies we get from most.

And to all you "Bush supporters" that is usually what comes out of his mouth (lies or blunders).

When you hear the Bushs' and Mike Browns, saying 2 days after the storm they are just finding out what is going on down there, you have to really wonder if their mind is really working.

America has changed a lot in the last 40/50 years, however, the long tenure of Congressman and other politicians, makes it obvious that some still remain separatists and any chance to bolster their own they will take advantage.

The response was slow, we are not talking about precautions before the storm, but after the response was slow and pitifully organized, that falls to the commander in chief and his subordinates. Regardless of anyone's political views, many still believe in the separate and unequal philosophy.

Imagine, if there was not any oil in Iraq, would we really be over there or started a war. Of course, not if it was all about freeing people we would be diverting huge amounts of resources to the African continent.


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