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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Quotes of the Morning: Fixing the Problems

“It has been a long time since the Katrina disaster. A long time for Fearless Leader to think about his mistakes and to solve them. Little mistakes like this..”

“Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 2, 2005

“Some of these problems kind of found their own solutions..”

“Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned ‘in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president,’ three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.”
-Associated Press, September 12, 2005

“While others don’t seem to have changed much at all…”

“Mississippi Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Bolton, and Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, sat on a panel during a Monday afternoon hearing on the current state of disaster preparedness along the Gulf Coast. They and other House members questioned four expert witnesses offering testimony on hurricane preparedness.
Thompson grilled a FEMA official particularly hard about a rewritten disaster response plan he said the agency promised Congress would be ready by last week.
But Phil May, FEMA's Region IV administrator, admitted under questioning that the plan was not yet ready. He also offered no firm date when it may be finished.”
-Sun Herald (Mississippi), June 5, 2007

“..but fortunately we know who to talk to look to to fix the problems...”

"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government, and to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 13, 2005

“..even if they are problems that he created.”

“I as president am responsible for the problem, and for the solution.”
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, September 16, 2005

“Now Fearless Leader is going to turn his fiery unblinking eye to medical issues, showing the same sensitivity and tack that he has become so well known for.”

“President Bush's nominee for surgeon general, Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr., wrote a paper in 1991 that purported to make the medical argument that homosexuality is unnatural and unhealthy. Doctors who reviewed the paper derided it as prioritizing political ideology over science, and Democratic aides on Capitol Hill say the paper will make his confirmation hearings problematic.
Noting that Holsinger also belongs to a church that offers a ministry to ‘cure’ gays of the sexual orientation, gay and lesbian rights advocates immediately protested Holsinger's nomination. ‘His writings suggest a scientific view rooted in anti-gay beliefs that are incompatible with the job of serving the medical health of all Americans,’ said the Human Rights Campaign in a statement. ‘It is essential that America's top doctor value sound science over anti-gay ideology.’"
-ABC News, June 6, 2007


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