Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Clearing brush and bicycling

The biggest disaster in God knows how long, and Bush just can't interrupt his vacation.

"In Britain, the predominant U.S. voice speaking about the disaster was not Bush but former president Bill Clinton, who in an interview with the BBC said the suffering was like something in a "horror movie," and urged a coordinated international response.

And the right-wingers actually can't figure out why the rest of the world thought a lot of Clinton, and doesn't think much at all of Bush.

It's because Bush doesn't really give a shit about anything but himself, and it's obvious everyone who isn't one of his pathetic worshippers. Clinton actually does something.

"Earlier yesterday, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said the president was confident he could monitor events effectively without returning to Washington or making public statements in Crawford, where he spent part of the day clearing brush and bicycling.

"Clearing brush and bicycling." What a clown.

Explaining the about-face, a White House official said: "The president wanted to be fully briefed on our efforts. He didn't want to make a symbolic statement about 'We feel your pain.' "
"Fully briefed"? Then why is he bicycling instead of getting briefed?

He didn't want to make a symbolic statement? Tell the truth - he's too damned lazy to do his job.

He doesn't want to make a symbolic statement, but he's NOT too busy to take a gratuitous - and idiotic - swipe at Clinton. THAT'S the way to respond to an international disaster, George - snipe at the last President because he's actually DOING something and not clearing brush and bicycling. The nerve of Clinton - making Bush look bad by behaving like a decent human being.

"Many Bush aides believe Clinton was too quick to head for the cameras to hold forth on tragedies with his trademark empathy. "Actions speak louder than words," a top Bush aide said, describing the president's view of his appropriate role.

In other words, many Bush aides think that Clinton was TOO QUICK TO SHOW CONCERN when something awful happened. He should have taken his time - like Bush - and not acted like a disaster was anything to trouble his pretty little head about.

"Actions speak louder than words"? Bush is clearing brush and bicycling. Some actions. He isn't saying anything OR doing anything.

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