Monday, September 05, 2005


This is ongoing:

NANCY PELOSI ON GEORGE BUSH: At a news conference, Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's choice for head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency had ''absolutely no credentials.'' She related that she had urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Michael Brown. ''He said 'Why would I do that?''' Pelosi said. '''I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'''

''Oblivious, in denial, dangerous,'' she added. From the NYTimes Democrat's Assail White House on Katrina Effort.

BARBARA BUSH: "So many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them." -- former First Lady Barbara Bush, regarding flood evacuees at the Astrodome in Houston. Audio link at crooks and liars Barbara Bush's remarks.

'The police were afraid to do anything,' said Chantelle, a black 22- year-old. 'They wouldn't come in. They took two white guys out one night but left the rest of us in here.'

FRANK RICH: "But a president who flew from Crawford to Washington in a heartbeat to intervene in the medical case of a single patient, Terri Schiavo, has no business lecturing anyone about playing politics with tragedy."

GEORGE BUSH: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job"

"LIKE many seismic events, Katrina's true impact might take a while to absorb. The poverty, anarchy, violence, sewage, bodies, looting, death and disease that overwhelmed a great city last week made Haiti look like a paradise."

WOLF BLITZER: "You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals, as Jack Cafferty just pointed out, so tragically, so many of these people, almost all of them that we see, are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold."

CONDOLEEZZA RICE: (dispatched by Bush to Alabama) "Later, during a service at the Pilgrim Rest AME Zion church outside Mobile, Rice nodded in agreement as the Rev. Malone Smith Jr. advised the congregation, "Wait for the Lord."

"There are some things the president can do; there are some things the government can do," Smith told about 300 worshippers during a rollicking two-hour service. "But God can do all things. I want you to know he's never late. He's always on time."

Rice later echoed the call for patience."

"The Lord is going to come on time — if we just wait," she said.

MARY LANDRIEU: ""If one person criticizes them or says one more thing - including the president of the United States - he will hear from me," she said on the ABC program "This Week." "One more word about it after this show airs and I might likely have to punch him. Literally."

ANDERSON COOPER TO MARY LANDRIEU: "With all due respect, Senator, I watched a dead woman get eaten by rats on the streets this morning. Do you understand why people here would be disgusted to hear politicians thanking each other on TV?"


At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Bill Wilson said...

When Bush Senior was running for president, Barbara Bush made a speech to women in which she used the death from leukemia of her child, Robin, to manipulate feelings. Once her husband had been elected, she was asked if she would model herself on Eleanor Roosevelt. She protested immediately that she did not like Eleanor Roosevelt because Roosevelt had upset her mother so badly, and made her so angry.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger hysterical blackness said...

And we wouldn't want to make either mommy or daddy mad.


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