September 26, 2005

Deer enjoying tasty acorns, 9/21/05.

"[I]ts hard to tell whether the storm Bush was trying to ride out was Hurricane Rita, or the enormous storm of criticism aimed at his Iraq policies by anti-war activists who marched past the White House over the weekend." - from this week's Top 10 Conservative Idiots at DU.

Bringing hon ... fuck it. Bringing shame and dishonor to the presidency
Yeah. Good thing the grown-ups are back in charge.

The president didn't look all that relieved or happy, however. His eyes were puffy from lack of sleep, and he seemed cranky and fidgety. A group of reporters and photographers had been summoned by White House handlers to capture a photo op of the commander in chief at his post. Bush stared at them balefully. He rocked back and forth in his chair, furiously at times, asked no questions and took no notes. It almost seemed as though he had regressed into a pissy, petulant two-year-old having a temper tantr resented having to strike a pose for the press.

The president made no effort to play down hurricanes as natural calamities that are unavoidable and hence uncontrollable. Instead, he reinforced the link between hurricanes and terrorism.

"Jeebus. How much more evidence do you need that this guy's a fucking loony?" - Lawrence O'Donnell (paraphrasing), The McLaughlin Group, 9/25/05.

Ummmm, sorry.

O'Donnell: There are few Presidents in our history more lost then that. [Laughter from panel] For him to find this desperate pathway from Katrina, from lives lost because of government mishandling of the hurricane that hit New Orleans... to get a path from there to his war on terror, and somehow link the hurricane to Al Qaeda, is as large as possible flight of mental illness as we've seen in a President.

Tony Blankley: Now look...

Larry: There is no coherent objective to what that man said.