Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Funny man Bush
Headline from today's Chicago Sun-Times: 'FEMA doing heckuva job this time'
The story, of course, is about flooded Iowa and FEMA's on-the-spot response to the crisis. It was President Bush who
used that same language to praise his hand-picked, horse-trainer croney, FEMA chief Michael Brown (pointing), who sat on his hands as thousands of mainly-black people in Mississippi and Louisiana died or were forced to flee New Orleans during the horrors of Katrina. 'Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job!'' became a dark joke at the time. We still remember the language and aren't surprised that the response in Iowa is world's apart from New Orleans.
We also remember the other joke Bush played on the world five years ago last month, when he stood on the deck of the aircraft carrier Lincoln and declared "final victory" in Iraq.
Funny guy, that Bush.