Sunday, September 11, 2005

You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...

Behind the president's public embrace of Mr. Brown was the realization within the administration that the director's ignorance about the evacuees had further inflamed the rage of the storm's poor, black victims and created an impression of a White House that did not care about their lives.

One prominent African-American supporter of Mr. Bush who is close to Karl Rove, the White House political chief, said the president did not go into the heart of New Orleans and meet with black victims on his first trip there, last Friday, because he knew that White House officials were "scared to death" of the reaction.

"If I'm Karl, do I want the visual of black people hollering at the president as if we're living in Rwanda?" said the supporter, who spoke only anonymously because he did not want to antagonize Mr. Rove.

-- Analysis by New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller, Sept. 10

9 Comments:

Blogger B2 said...

Nothing to say about DeLay yet? Check out my blog to find out where he got the balls to ask some kids in the shelter, "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"

2:07 AM  
Anonymous aquart said...

Then he shouldn't have made it feel like Rwanda, should he?

2:23 AM  
Anonymous kt2000 said...

Ok so - he wasn't even watching TV - that's how concerned he was about the hurricane. If this was meant to make him look less guilty it only makes him look even more disconnected and clueless.

2:31 AM  
Anonymous blue neen said...

"An impression of a White House that did not care about their lives."

That's not an impression. That's reality.

White House officials SHOULD be "scared to death" of the reaction. Absolutely anything those black victims said to Bush would have been justified.

Bush was screwed if he did meet with the victims and screwed if he didn't. There's never been anyone more deserving of this Catch-22.

Karl just can't spin this one.

2:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Maher said on his HBO show this week that Bush may have cost the GOP a generation of black voters.

2:35 AM  
Anonymous thefloyd said...

Same goes for Cindy Sheehan
IMO

2:39 AM  
Anonymous opihimoimoi said...

Bushies Losing Streak continues for 5 Straight Years....

5 YEAR LOSING STREAK breaks the Record

5.8 Years without movement on the DOW

Increased Poverty, remember HER?

Nat Debt at 7.6 Trillion and Growing

Fear Level UP

Misery level UP

Pain Level UP

etc

3:23 AM  
Anonymous blue neen said...

You're right.

He's supposed to be the Public Relations front man for this crime cabal.

It's just not working out anymore because he's such a fuck-up.

He doesn't make any of the decisions. He sits around looking dumb-founded when anything of consequence happens. He can't speak unless given his talking points by Rove.

But too many things have happened lately that haven't been in the script. It's called LIFE, and no one, not even Karl Rove, can control it.

3:43 AM  
Anonymous blue neen said...

As far removed from reality that he is,
he's got to be getting the feeling of how much he is despised by his fellow Americans.

7:47 PM  

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