Monday, September 05, 2005

Priorities

Ever wonder what George Bush's priorities really are? Let's try to find out, by taking a quick look at some recent events:


It took President Bush four days to respond to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The storm hit on a Monday, and Bush didn't visit the affected areas until the following Friday.

It took President Bush less than twelve hours to respond to the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist. Rehnquist passed away on a Sunday evening, and Bush nominated John Roberts to replace him on Monday morning.


The day after Katrina hit, Bush gave a speech in San Diego, and spent 42 paragraphs talking about terrorism and the war in Iraq.

During the same speech, he spent two paragraphs talking about the Hurricane Katrina disaster.


Earlier in 2005, when the courts ruled to take Terri Schiavo off life support, Bush rushed from his estate in Crawford, Texas back to Washington to sign legislation regarding her case.

For two days following the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Bush remained on vacation and traveling elsewhere in the country. He didn't return to Washington to monitor the situation until the third day after the storm hit.


During his visit to Mississippi four days after the disaster, Bush met with two sisters left homeless by the storm. When they told him they had lost everything they owned and needed basic clothing, he told them to go to the Salvation Army for help.

During the same visit, Bush made particular mention that Republican Senator Trent Lott lost his house in the storm, and promised that Lott's residence would be rebuilt: ". . . there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."


So what exactly are Bush's priorities -- and might they be a tad misplaced? You tell me.

But that's just my opinion; reasonable minds may disagree.

3 comments:

Francesco C. said...

Hello, first of all i have to say that i'm from italy and so i can't talk too much about politics, cause our prime minister berlusconi it's a sort of ganster...but... i usually wonder why you have elected george bush, a puppet in rumsfeld's arms. I know that John Kerry was kind and ironic like a piece of wood but..
Anyway during the katrina's disaster , the us administration has showed all his failure.They had given more money for war,forgetting' everything about school, sanity . On the television images, i see a wounded city , a wounded country, and that's a pity , caus' i love usa.
Sincerly
Francesco C.

The Curmudgeon said...

The half of the U.S. that didn't vote for Bush also wonder how he got elected. Try not to judge the entire country by the actions of the people who are running this administration. I'd like to think that, as a whole, we're better than that.

Francesco C. said...

i never judge the entire country but only the administration.you see.. italy it's filled to the brim with people who are anti-americans, i'm not one of those.but i sincerly despise all of the conservative politicians who don't mind about the lower classes, prefering to endorse the lobby of guns,cigarettes, petrolium , ensurances.. ecc ecc. and it's doesn't matter if they are americans ,italian,africans o russian, for they had the same roots.