09/12/2005: Meanwhile, over at River City Mud Company....
autoegocrat, the proprietor of the RCMCo., has most excellent post on "the blame game":
Okay, let me get this straight, folks. This is not the time to point fingers, but it's all the fault of the governor and the mayor? We aren't going to play the blame game, except where it concerns the only two Democrats involved?
Come on, conservatives. Surely you can see through this.
How many times have you heard the phrase "state and local government" in the last week? How many times have you heard the phrase "blame game?" Have you ever heard two phrases repeated more often by more people in your life? Can anyone remember a hurricane in their lives that caused these phrases to appear so frequently on television?
Of course not. This is an obvious attempt at a snowjob.
Conservatives, let's please be honest here. This is literally a matter of life and death. It's not as if you've never seen a hurricane before. If the blame doesn't go to the top, then why is Joe Scarborough, formerly a Republican congressman from Florida, being asked by other Republicans to back off criticism of the president?
The President of the United States broke the record for the longest number of presidential vacation days while the largest natural disaster in history wiped out whole American cities in three states. It took him three days after the storm made landfall to come back to work. That is not the state and local government's fault.
When an entire American city was drowning, the Vice President went fishing. When thousands of Americans were made homeless, the Vice President was busy closing on a $2.9 million mansion in Chesapeke Bay. You can't blame that on a mayor or a governor.
Len on 09.12.05 @ 12:56 PM CST