Sunday, September 04, 2005

NY Times: Shift Blame from Fed to Local

So now that Bush has been exposed as an ineffective leader, we see that he is now rising to the challenging and excelling what he and his team are naturally good at, disimulation.

Via Dkos, the Bush political team is moving forward on an effort to shift blame from the Fed failures to local officials. I suppose next up on the blame list would be all those poor and mid class New Orleaneans who did not have cars or any means of evacaution even though the desire was there.

It orchestrated visits by cabinet members to the region, leading up to an extraordinary return visit by Mr. Bush planned for Monday, directed administration officials not to respond to attacks from Democrats on the relief efforts, and sought to move the blame for the slow response to Louisiana state officials, according to Republicans familiar with the White House plan.

The effort is being directed by Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, and his communications director, Dan Bartlett. It began late last week after Congressional Republicans called White House officials to register alarm about what they saw as a feeble response by Mr. Bush to the hurricane, according to Republican Congressional aides.

At the least, anyone will see that the whole leadership in terror thing from the current president is a joke. As I heard a talking head on TV say, if we were so unable and unprepared for a disaster with a whole three days notice, we have no hope if there were another terrorist attack.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Yeah, I suppose it was Bush's fault that Mayor Nagin didn't use the several hundred school buses at his disposal, but instead let them sit in the bus lot to be flooded.

The Left is a joke.

David B

8:33 AM  
Blogger Ono said...


You are a joke. Perhaps you should spend less time hanging around leftie blogs and engage yourself in useful pursuits. Or at least, hang out places that you are welcome.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just come out and say it. If you don't want difference of opinion on your blog, don't suggest that I go elsewhere, just employ censorship and TELL me to leave. That's not so hard to do, is it, if you really dislike anyone disagreeing with you. As it is, I'm no more a joke than you.

David B

2:10 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

Rove must be having a bad week, too. He got the delcaration of a state of emergency in LA wrong and the White House had to put out a retraction.

The naked underbelly of this administration has been revealed. First Bush comes off horribly in his first statements. Then the FEMA head shows he's in over his head on disaster prep. Then Rove fumbles when they do kick off to him. They don't even care about the war on terrorism if it can't jack up corporate profits.

If the Bushies were playing a football game, it'd be about 28-0 in the second quarter. Wait till the fur flies in committee hearings. The opposition doesn't even have its first team on the field yet.

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