Like I Just Said…

5 comments March 2nd, 2007at 12:57pm Posted by Eli

From the Houston Chronicle’s NewsWatch blog, by way of Think Progress, by way of First Draft:

One thing Bush likes to do in the Gulf Coast is hand out American flags to families rebuilding their houses. Long before he shows up, Bush’s advance team scouts the non-hostile property owners in a neighborhood, and later, the president drops by and gives the family a flag. The White House thinks this makes for good pictures – and maybe it did, a month after the storm. But a year and half later, with the region still a mess and so many people displaced, it seems a little tone-deaf to be handing out flags – politically, it does invite comparisons to what Bush isn’t doing in the region.

So not only is Dubya responding to massive devastation by handing out flags (because he is the very embodiment of patriotism, after all), but he’s only handing out flags to Real Americans.

I wonder if any of those Real Americans are saying, “I’ve been your loyal supporter for the last 7 years, and you come down here and give me a fucking FLAG when my house has been destroyed??? Fuck you and fuck your party, I’m voting for Gore next year like I shoulda done 7 years ago. Maybe I’d still have a house.”

Entry Filed under: Bush,Katrina,Wankers

5 Comments

  • 1. Glenn  |  March 2nd, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    “… not only is Dubya responding to massive devastation by handing out flags (because he is the very embodiment of patriotism, after all), but he’s only handing out flags to Real Americans.”

    And that’s about all he’s handing out.

  • 2. ::matthew  |  March 2nd, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    This blog is most readable from my phone!

    …but there’s no difference between bush and gore.

  • 3. Diane - aka Desi  |  March 2nd, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Say, Eli, I’d be most happy to email you a set of keys if you’re interested in posting at my place when you feel like it. Of course I’m no FDL…

  • 4. Eli  |  March 2nd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Sure, Desi, drop me a line. I usually have a lot more short-form posts than long ones.

  • 5. Eli  |  March 2nd, 2007 at 10:23 pm

    This blog is most readable from my phone!

    Mine too, thankfully.

    …but there’s no difference between bush and gore.

    Dammit, I keep forgetting what a bloodthirsty incompetent bastard Al is.


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