Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bush's ABC Interview

Just read the transcript from Bush's interview with Elizabeth Vargas. What a complete moron. Could he possibly be more out of touch?

VARGAS: When you look back on those days immediately following when Katrina struck, what moment do you think was the moment that you realized that the government was failing, especially the people of New Orleans?

BUSH: When I saw TV reporters interviewing people who were screaming for help. It looked — the scenes looked chaotic and desperate. And I realized that our government was — could have done a better job of comforting people.


But the chaotic scenes were very troubling. It just — it was very unsettling for me to realize our fellow citizens were in near panic wondering where the help was.

And my particular favorite:

VARGAS: So you don't agree with that report that calls the U.S. "woefully unprepared?"

BUSH: I think the U.S. is better prepared than woefully unprepared.

Well I guess that is a step in the right direction. This could be the tag line for entire Bush Presidency.


  1. And here's how the rest of the interview went:

    Vargas: How would you respond to those who have called you and other members of your administration pathologically dishonest?

    Bush: We are more honest than pathologically dishonest!

    Vargas: What about those who say you are dumber than a rock?

    Bush: I am more smart than dumber than a rock!

    Vargas: But your poll ratings are down to 34%. How do you feel about being one of the most vehemently despised presidents ever?

    Bush: I am more spised than vehemently despised!

    Vargas: Thank you Mr. Bush! That will be all.

  2. I just cannot believe what an idiot he is.

    Maybe he'll just stay in India and we can say his job has been "outsourced".

    I've talked with customer service people from India that are more in touch with the American people.

  3. I didn't have the time (or the stomach) to read the whole interview!

    I've been busy with my new copy of Crashing the Gates. I'm only a couple of chapters in so far, but I like it. It's a great primer for all of the BS that has gone on since these Republicans came to power. It's a little rough in places - could have used another round of editing for minor grammatical stuff - but it reflects the style of the new electronic media. It doesn't try to be perfect and precise, just honest and passionate and smart! Highly recommended!

  4. C'mon, it's only been four years since 9/11 with something like seven serious terror threats in there.

    Why should we have a plan by now?

    If you saw the complete disaster that was the evacuation of my city, Houston, when there was a hurricane coming, you would understand just how much trouble this lack of preparedness could be.

    It was terrifying. Tons of people spent 15-20 hours on the road, travelled about 50 miles, then, when running out of gas, turned around and came back.

    If it had been a radiological device, or a bioweapon?



  5. Mike - I know exactly what you are talking about. My son was stuck in Houston during Rita, scheduled to fly out but unable to get to the airport. I spent nearly a full day trying to get information on the web for him, so he could decide whether to try to drive out with a friend who had a car, or hunker down. Ultimately, they made the wise choice to stay at a friend's house in "The Heights" and got to sleep soundly through the whole thing.

  6. That's exactly what I did. Like the Heights, I'm a good 50 miles inland so we get wind and rain, but no storm surge.

    But as you know, this thing took place just a montha after Katrina, and everybody was on edge so the mood was certainly understandable.

    The thing that was terrifying to me is that three days out there was no gas and very little non perishible food left. If this had been a real emergency, and more than 10-15% of Houston had tried to evacuate, people would have died on the roads.

    And these are the same plans that we are supposed to use in a terror attack. It really opened my eyes.