Thursday, April 24, 2008

McSame Discovers New Orleans

"I come in peace, for all sham-kind," daring explorer tells natives.

From the NYT:

McCain Says He Would Have Responded Differently to Hurricane Katrina

By Elisabeth Bumiller

NEW ORLEANS — ­Senator John McCain took direct aim at the Bush administration on Thursday as he stood in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, the area hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and declared that “never again will a disaster of this nature be handled in the terrible and disgraceful way that it was handled.’’

Mr. McCain, who was on the fourth day of a tour of America’s “forgotten places” to try to prove that he is a kinder, gentler Republican, ticked off a long list of mistakes: “There was unqualified people in charge, there was a total misreading of the dimensions of the disaster, there was a failure of communications.’’

Asked at an outdoor news conference if he traced the failure of leadership straight to the top, Mr. McCain, who has vowed to campaign with President Bush, said, emphatically, “yes.’’


Is is fascinating to watch McSame serially divorce and remarry Dubya five times a week, depending on which group he needs to appease. But then again, perhaps he figures that anyone still meatheaded enough to be a Republican has got to be imbecile enough to fall for any happy horseshit anyone with an (R) after their name slings.

And, to be fair, three years ago -- when it might have actually made a difference -- Chris Matthews' favorite maverick was intensely preoccupied with other,

more pressing matters.


Archangel Gabrielle said...

I maintain that in the United States of American Idol, McSame is too butt ugly to be president.

US Blues said...

Yes, and he has emphatically declared since day one how he would orchestrate an appropriate rebuilding process:


Or not.

Blue Gal said...

And pay for the rebuilding of infrastructure, not only in NOLA but throughout this entire land of ours, my friends...

with tax cuts. for the rich.

The economic plan on his website. Tax cuts. I am not making that up.

preznit said...

McSame's Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down...
Someone left the cake out in the sun

Bustednuckles said...

Ya let him off easy this time.I read the header and put down dinner and grabbed a fresh beer expecting a very blood spattering vivisection.
I'll take whatever I can get, anytime, anywhere.Yer a busy guy, I realize that dude and I greatly appreciate what ya do fer us .
As fer McStain,
he didn't give a shit about New Orleans then and he doesn't give a shit now.
I read today where he is completely ambivalent , doesn't know in his own mind whether or not to either try to rebuild the Ninth Ward or just tear it completely down.
I have a dollar says I know which side of the matter he most definitely is leaning towards when he can focus on the subject for more than two fucking nanoseconds.
Check his Rolodex and see if there are several rich Ninth Ward residents who are screaming for him to take their money, most certainly not, I am sure.
Rich Republican developers though are numerically highlighted in bold letters .
Fuck him and Fuck them.

tanbark-Hussein. said...

Oh, let's not forget McCain's fave religious-nut endorser, Rev. John-Thankew-Jaysus!-the-levees-just-broke!-Hagee.

The good Rev, sorta-kinda channelling Jerry Falwell, announced to all and sundry that Katrina was God's payback for all the fornicating and sodomy that went on in The Big Easy. :o)

(Which makes me wonder if I just missed out on all that going on, but under the table, when South Carolina got it's shit pounded by Hugo, back in 1989. :o) )

billy pilgrim said...

I especially love the fate of the birthday cake in this photo op:

It was abandoned, uneaten, and melted in the hot sun.

Says so much, really.

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Distributorcap said...

where was he in 2005?

now he opens his mouth

maybe he should go shopping like he did in baghdad

Michael Hart said...

He's not just marryin' Chimpy five times a week; he's also just remarried John Hagee, and he and Rod Parsley are living in marital bliss.
Hey— does all that matrimony make him a Mormon?
Naww. He's a Christian Fetishist* just like Hagee, if for no other reason than he sought Hagee's endorse-me-slime-atude.

*(See "Pig Religion" Sunday morning at Urantian Sojourn.)

gay veteran said...

perhaps radical cleric Hagee would care to explain why Mississippi was "punished" just as much as those faggots in New Orleans?