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August 31, 2005

No one deserves this.

Hat tip to Kos:

 

BushguitarPresident Bush plays a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills, right, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remarks on V-J Commemoration Day. (AP Photo/ABC News, Martha Raddatz)

New Orleans and a good chunk of Mississippi are underwater.

What can one possibly say?

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Well, one could say that it could not be more obvious now, if it was not obvious before, that the emperor is buck naked in Macy's window. A major national emergency is unfolding in the Gulf states and the dork-in-chief is pretending to strum a guitar.

This photo is in wide circulation in the blogosphere, and many people have pointed out that the "president" is improperly fingering a G7 chord (I'm approximating; someone else will know exactly) and properly fingering a flipped bird. Which is all he has to give the victims of Katrina.

One could say that.

Peace,
Victoria

Posted by: Victoria Bolles | Aug 31, 2005 3:46:30 PM

Bill Clinton would have obviously reversed time and unflooded the regions. All we get from GW Bush is guitar.

Using the tragedy in New Orleans and the Gulf area in general as a reason to bash the current president is lame. If you disagree with his policy, or believe he's not doing what he can, those are legitimate concerns. (I believe the president has declared the proper emergencies in order to get the Gulf States the resources they need to fight this horrible event, and tapped the strategic reserve to keep the energy flowing to the rescue vehicles and to prevent an economic shock from crippling the already beleagured area) However, if all you can do is say 'See, the president has a guitar on August 30th'! then I'm a little disappointed.

Posted by: Ed | Aug 31, 2005 4:14:31 PM

Ed:

This is not doing all you can. If our president were a real manager, he would be intimately involved in the details of what is happening. A real manager would not be strumming a guitar while New Orleans was being engulfed. Would Rudy Giuliani have acted like that?

Yes, I have a partisan axe to grind against the president, no question. But in spite of my worst expectations, he always manages to surpass them.

Posted by: Charley on the MTA | Aug 31, 2005 4:31:37 PM

Just from that story I linked to above:

"[New Orleans mayor] Nagin said he expects relief efforts in the city to improve as New Orleans, the National Guard and FEMA combine their command centers for better communication, followup and accountability."

You think our President might have some interest and control over what FEMA's up to?

Posted by: Charley on the MTA | Aug 31, 2005 4:35:38 PM

Bill Clinton would have obviously reversed time and unflooded the regions. All we get from GW Bush is guitar.

Using the tragedy in New Orleans and the Gulf area in general as a reason to bash the current president is lame. If you disagree with his policy, or believe he's not doing what he can, those are legitimate concerns. (I believe the president has declared the proper emergencies in order to get the Gulf States the resources they need to fight this horrible event, and tapped the strategic reserve to keep the energy flowing to the rescue vehicles and to prevent an economic shock from crippling the already beleagured area) However, if all you can do is say 'See, the president has a guitar on August 30th'! then I'm a little disappointed.

Posted by: Ed | Aug 31, 2005 4:40:06 PM

Is there an echo in here?

Posted by: Charley on the MTA | Aug 31, 2005 6:43:16 PM

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