Friday, September 16, 2005

The Reviews are In!

Well, Bush did a little bit of speachifying last night to try to play some damage control for his complete and utter clusterfuck in handling Hurricane Katrina. How did Americans rate his performance this time?
In Houston, a few dozen hurricane refugees watched the speech from the shelter where they were staying near the Astrodome.

Samuel Lewis, 31, questioned why Bush did not act faster and said the president's remarks were empty promises. "He is telling me he is going to rebuild my city ... but what about all the stuff I lost? What about jobs?"

Others agreed the speech was too little, too late.

"I've been in Third World countries where situations of this sort were handled better," said New Orleans resident J.J. Smith, 61, a retired communications specialist for telephone companies who watched the speech in a Baton Rouge, La., hotel bar.

In Detroit, Ralph Simpson, 51, said Bush should have made his comments in the first days after the hurricane hit.

"At that point, words alone would have been significant ... But now it's after the fact, so actions are more important," he said.


Blogger Graham said...

Pretty powerful stuff. Bill Maher has a way of putting things. There's a cool vid clip of a piece he did on Crooks and which is very powerful, too.

Fun blog.

9/16/2005 03:47:00 PM  

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