Thursday, November 03, 2005

"Can I Quit Now?"

Don't get me wrong. I whole-heartedly support the endless bashing of President Bush and his completely out-of-touch inner circle; a group of demagogues that clearly has NO idea what's going on in the real world that you and I live in on a daily basis. Bush's nomination of Harriet Miers is a fine example of President Bush just not understanding the world around him; the world where the sky is blue and negative reaction to his cronyism is at an all time high.
Yet there are some events that transcend my political bashing and make me sit back, scratch my head and wonder what the @#$%!! has happened to common sense in this country?

And this is one of those times:

These words were written in an e-mail by then FEMA chief Michael Brown on the morning that Hurricane Katrina roared ashore. This is apparently one of many, MANY stupid e-mails that Michael Brown sent right before, during and after Katrina's devastating landfall in New Orleans.


Read the E-Mails. This guy was the head of FEMA and he was more concerned with finding someone to watch his dog than finding help for the victims of Katrina.

And yet, our President actually complimented Michael Brown for his fine management skills on September 2nd (obviously while looking through his rose-colored glasses at all of the unicorns, oil rigs and dead Liberals that make up his world) when he said "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." Clearly Bush was impressed with Brownie's rolled-up sleeves, which indicated that he was doing "hard work".

"Brownie" has Sharon Worthy (his press secretary) to thank for this piece of advice. In one of the soon to be infamous e-mails she had the following advice: "Please roll up the sleeves of your shirt, all shirts. Even the president rolled his sleeves to just below the elbow. In this [crisis] and on TV you just need to look more hard-working."
Rolled-up sleeves = hard work = being placed at the head of an agency that you know NOTHING about.
It must work, because Michael brown is STILL on the government's payroll.


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