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Brownie still doing a heckuva job

Posted by schroeder915 on August 3, 2006

A little stale, but the story still merits attention for a good laugh (or a good cry).

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss, fired back at the “incompetent” former FEMA director after Brown took a jab at him in a Playboy interview:

“Brown should consider himself a lucky man,” he said in a statement. “Had I known before the hearing that he was up in Baton Rouge ordering steaks on his government credit card at the same time the people of South Mississippi were resorting to police-sanctioned looting to feed themselves, I would have done more than just verbally kick his butt.”

But check out the soft characterization of President Bush’s complete incompetence and negligence in the week (and months) after Hurricane Katrina in the last paragraph of The Times-Picayune story:

Only days before Brown quit FEMA under fire, President Bush told him, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” The catchphrase has since become synonymous with widely viewed perceptions the government was overwhelmed in the days immediately after Katrina hit.

Huh? “Widely viewed perceptions”? — as though there’s some controversy about the complete failure of the emergency preparedness system commanded by the self-proclaimed “war president”? And “overwhelmed” is putting it pretty mildly I’d say for a president who remained on vacation while New Orleans drowned, and a bureaucracy that took days to get caught up with what CNN was reporting.

Hat tip: scout_prime.

Tags: Bush is a moron | Impeach Bush | George W Bush | Worst President Ever |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | 

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One Response to “Brownie still doing a heckuva job”

  1. Causal said

    Impeach Bush yourself! This is much more than just a petition.

    There’s a little known and rarely used clause of the in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

    That’s where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

    You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

    http://ImpeachForPeace.org/ImpeachNow.html

    More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
    memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
    the above address.

    If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
    impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

    If you’re concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
    at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

    “I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”
    Bush, June 18, 2002

    “War is Peace.”
    Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984

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