Daily Wisdom

September 06, 2005

President Bush Invites Criticism

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President George W. Bush today announced that he would be heading an investigation to find out "what went right and what went wrong" with the response to Hurricane Katrina. Bush said, "We still live in an unsettled world. We want to make sure we can respond properly if there is a WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) attack, or another major storm." The President continued by saying, "Bureaucracy is not going to stand in the way of getting the job done for the people".

Mr. Bush stated that this investigation would provide an opportunity to clarify the roles that local, state and federal governments play in emergency response to crisis situations. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin(D) and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco(D) had no comment on the President's remarks.

President Bush further went on to say that he would welcome any criticism of the federal role in the response to Hurricane Katrina at public hearings. However, Mr. Bush qualified his statement by saying that only those who actually responded to the emergency by volunteering, or by performing emergency response services would be allowed to offer criticism. "I think it's only fair", said the President, "that we should get the input from those people who actually DID something. Anyone can sit on their butts, watch TV, and play Monday morning quarterback.... We need input from the people on the ground, from the people who drove trucks, from the people who piloted boats, from the people in the helicopters, from the military, and from the people doing charity work... We need input ONLY from the people who actually have a RIGHT to criticize".

Liberal Democrats immediately reacted to the President's comments with allegations of discrimination. The ACLU said it would be happy to represent those Liberals whose "right to mud-slinging" had been violated.

23 Comments:

At 9/06/2005 7:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katrina and Recovery 2.0
At first, we were at a loss of what to say about how technology can help in post-Katrina relief efforts.
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At 9/06/2005 8:13 PM , Anonymous blogmaniac said...

Get your facts straight Hawkeye®. President Bush said he was "leading" an investigation (not "heading" and investigation).

C'mon... Bush is a LEADER. Anybody can be "a head". A pothead, a dopehead... why heck, even pimples and lettuce have "heads". No leadership there.

Catch my drift?

 
At 9/06/2005 10:50 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Hawkster,
these computer generated spam are getting annoying. I added the "word verification" to try to help. No anonymous comment either.
But on a better point, THANKS as always!
Regards to you,
Libby

 
At 9/07/2005 2:31 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

blogmaniac

Apparently you have never tried to herd hogs...or cats.

 
At 9/07/2005 5:11 AM , Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
Does he invite it, or does it just "crash the Party"?

Libby Gone™:
I just deleted another "spam" comment at my blog...I'm thinking of activating that word verification option, too.

 
At 9/07/2005 9:12 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
I was tempted to delete the anonymous comment, but it said I have a "Fabulous blog!"... so I left it up. (I'm a glutton for praise).

Regards (:D)
Hawkeye®

 
At 9/07/2005 9:19 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

blogmaniac,
I'm with ya... but in the spirit of the NY Times I will not issue a correction, or if I do issue a correction it will be in very tiny print on a totally unrelated thread that's about 2 months old so no one will notice it.

 
At 9/07/2005 9:21 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Kajun,
The Kajun Kat Herder... a title that sounds impressive, no?

 
At 9/07/2005 9:24 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Camo,
Remember, this is satire.

 
At 9/07/2005 11:52 AM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

You have a FABULOUS blog! I just don't see any pictures of women in various items of attire. Mrs. Gone didn't appreciate that spammer so to keep the peace, Word Verification was activated.

 
At 9/07/2005 12:26 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
Thanks for the kind words... It means even more when it comes from a real person instead of being computer-generated.

Regards (:D)
Hawkeye®

 
At 9/07/2005 12:59 PM , Anonymous Kajun Kat Herder said...

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At 9/07/2005 1:00 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

hawkeye®

I tried the new handle but got deleted!

 
At 9/07/2005 4:38 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Kajun,
Well then, I guess you'll just have to stick with the old handle. BTW, 'twasn't me that deleted ya.

 
At 9/07/2005 4:49 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now you've got me thinking. I really enjoy this blog, I'll definitely pop around more often, keep it up!

Feel free to pay a visit to my Canada immigration site. It might not be your "cup of tea", but it covers Canada immigration related topics.

 
At 9/07/2005 5:16 PM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Now you really got me thinking. This is a fabulous blog!
I have one too...
COMMENT VERIFICATION
ha ha!
Stop by and see me sometime, we'll have tea.

 
At 9/07/2005 9:03 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
You know.... you laugh, but I think that this Canada Immigration site would be great for those Libs that can't stand living here in the U.S. ...Maybe we should spread the word at sites like the Democratic Underground or MoveOn.org.... whaddya think?

 
At 9/07/2005 9:10 PM , Anonymous onlineanalyst said...

Uh-oh! As someone with his boots in the water (as well as his lucky red cup), Sean Penn may just feel that he has a say in this inquiry. (And he has photographic proof of his heroic endeavors.)

Could we surmise that he was the wrong man in the wrong boat at the wrong time?

 
At 9/07/2005 9:18 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

onlineanalyst,
Sean Penn is the WRONG man... Anytime... Anyway... Anywho... Anywhere... Anywhy... Anywhat Anyhow... Anything... Any other stuff you can think of.... Bar none!

 
At 9/08/2005 7:56 AM , Blogger MargeinMI said...

I caught the last 3 minutes of Oprah yesterday. And you'll NEVER guess who was there in the 'Dome with her.

That's right! It was Jesse! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Who's Sean Penn?

 
At 9/08/2005 8:20 AM , Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Sean Penn should have stuck with the " Spiccoli" persona. It was the most intelligent he has ever acted.

 
At 9/08/2005 8:19 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Marge,
Sean Penn is an illegitimate child that Sean Connery had once when visiting Penn State... hence the name.

 
At 9/08/2005 8:22 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Libby Gone™,
For many episodes as 007, Sean Connery had the "Albert Broccoli" persona... if you know what I mean.

Regards

 

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