Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dancing 'round the Fire

I'm going to have to shine up my dance shoes, and get my binoculars out.

Sound like a strange combo to you? Me too. But it looks like someone just handed the President a fiddle. So there's only two things to do: dance, and watch for fires.

The only thing left to do now is dance until the dance-floor is burried in ashes.

If none of this makes any sense to you, here's the background.

Nancy Pelosi asked President Bush yesterday if he was going to fire Mike Brown for, essentially, gross negligence, and Bush's response was "what negligence?"

Here's a news story on it.
Here's the video.

At a news conference, Pelosi, D-Calif., said Bush's choice for head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency had "absolutely no credentials."

She related that she had urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Michael Brown.

"He said 'Why would I do that?'" Pelosi said.

"'I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'"

"Oblivious, in denial, dangerous," she added.
In case anyone is going to start finger-pointing that the Democrats are "politicizing" the catastrophe that Katrina has become, there are rumors percolating (according to Wolf Blitzer on CNN) that the President is considering addressing a joint session of Congress. Hmmm, free national media before the assembled legislature of the country? That's political too.

My parting shot: I don't know that giving voice to what 49% of Americans think about our commander in chief is necessarily political, either.

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