Ever heard the phrase that says "it's all relative"?
Sure Michael Brown wasn't so hot at his job and a lot of people died in Hurricane Katrina, but at least he seemed to realize what the fook a hurricane can do. The monkey-in-chief, on the other hand, sat there staring ahead and saying "we gotcha covered" in his confident cowboy tone that long ago stopped comforting anyone.
So it is any surprise that while he was lying about no one anticipating the breach of the levees he was secretly thinking to himself, "actually Brownie anticipated that. He's dune a helluva job."
Because, in comparison, Brownie was
doing a helluva job.
: "Ironically, these new tapes seem to suggest that the only person on top of things was, of all people, former FEMA director Michael Brown."
@ The Reid Report
: "Not that any of this will sway the dwindling cadre of die-hard Bushies, who apparently can find nothing that the president could do (or fail to do) that would cost him their absolute, prostrate allegiance. It's a bit sad, really, the way they hang on to the man..."
@ In From The Cold
: "How was the President supposed to act? The image of the Commander in Chief running around like a chicken with its head chopped off is not the behavior we expect of a President--and it certainly wouldn't inspire confidence in senior aides and other officials who would make key decisions in the hours that followed. A panicked President would have sent exactly the wrong signal, and perhaps led to an even more disjointed response, as a sense of dread and fear spread throughout the ranks."
: "Do you in fact think maybe Brown was the one who leaked this information to AP in an attempt to vindicate himself?"
@ Parrot Cage
: "At this key moment of crisis, as preparations were engaged, the President didn't ask a single question of his advisers nor issue a single unique insight or recommendation. This is the Clarence Thomas School of Management. Opening his mouth doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but Bush rarely spares the public that disappointment."