Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,
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Covering one's ass (Political)

Quotes first seen in manna's and gmth's LSs.

First, Bill Maher on Bush:

Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes.

On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two Trade Centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans...Maybe you're just not lucky!

I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side. So, yes, God does speak to you, and what he's saying is, "Take a hint."


(Link.)

Second, from Yahoo News:

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled an attempt by Sen. Hillary Clinton to establish an independent, bipartisan panel patterned after the 9/11 Commission to investigate what went wrong with federal, state and local governments' response to Hurricane Katrina.

The New York Democrat's bid to establish the panel — which would have also made recommendations on how to improve the government's disaster response apparatus — failed to win the two-thirds majority needed to overcome procedural hurdles. Clinton got only 44 votes, all from Democrats and independent Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont. Fifty-four Republicans all voted no.


(Bold mine.)

Because really, why would people want to find out what went wrong during the hurricane? It's not like we actually might want to fix it before the next one or anything, we just have to protect our incompetent president!

If you wish to make your opinion on that known, you can find contact info for your senators here.

I wish I could feel like writing would make any difference at all, but things are so bad already and only getting worse. Recall when people wanted to impeach Clinton because he had oral sex (GASP! DISMAY!) with an intern? Where are those folks now? (Oh yeah, doing everything within their power to defend idiot Bush...) Why is no one in Washington screaming for Bush's head on a pike?

I'm so embarrassed for us all. A nation of children...
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