Friday, September 9, 2005

The Beauty Of An Ambiguous Colon

From DailyKos

10 comments:

A.Ball.of.Yarn said...

ha, would have missed the humour completely if you had not highlighted the colon.:)

rijac said...

i love it!!!

Tetanus said...

Heh. Good one; made me laugh out loud.

jeffyen said...

I think although there were failures throughout the chain of command, Bush takes the cake with stuff like this.... The stuff on Senator Lott says it all... it's a huge disconnect... as can be seen in what Barbara Bush also said...

MercerMachine said...

that so rocks.

Anonymous said...

awww... they got the tenses a little wrong too, didn't they?

Molly

jeffyen said...

I think they got the 'breaking news' wrong. It isn't exactly 'breaking news'; it's been some time already. :)

From a Newsweek article, How Bush Blew It.

President George W. Bush has always trusted his gut. He prides himself in ignoring the distracting chatter, the caterwauling of the media elites, the Washington political buzz machine. He has boasted that he doesn't read the papers. His doggedness is often admirable. It is easy for presidents to overreact to the noise around them.

But it is not clear what President Bush does read or watch, aside from the occasional biography and an hour or two of ESPN here and there. Bush can be petulant about dissent; he equates disagreement with disloyalty. After five years in office, he is surrounded largely by people who agree with him. Bush can ask tough questions, but it's mostly a one-way street. Most presidents keep a devil's advocate around. Lyndon Johnson had George Ball on Vietnam; President Ronald Reagan and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, grudgingly listened to the arguments of Budget Director Richard Darman, who told them what they didn't wish to hear: that they would have to raise taxes. When Hurricane Katrina struck, it appears there was no one to tell President Bush the plain truth: that the state and local governments had been overwhelmed, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was not up to the job and that the military, the only institution with the resources to cope, couldn't act without a declaration from the president overriding all other authority....

rijac said...

it makes me feel like puking everytime i see this guy speaking on tv... i can't stand him.

jeffyen said...

Fewer people can stand him nowadays...

Found at rconversation.com, this:

Sept. 8 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's upper ranks are mostly staffed with people who share two traits: loyalty to President George W. Bush and little or no background in emergency management...

DK said...

Very true, he is indeed one of the worst disasters to hit US.

Wonder how did he managed to get the 2nd term....