…comes the distance. More DetNews blogging.
brian stouder said on September 2, 2005 at 8:11 pm
The local talk radio guy (Pat White) was doing all of those distancing things today; had to shut him off. (and his female sidekick hasn’t the brains of a carbuncle)
I may not be representative at all – but I have been transformed from a bigtime Bush-supporter to an eternal critic of that inept and uncaring president.
He is literally “careless” – if he was a cold-fish sociopath he would have been on the phone screaming at all the sob’s who were making him look bad in New Orleans 3 days ago!
But he simply didn’t really care, nor understand what was happening around him.
Senator Vitter says that he thinks as many as 10,000 people may be dead in New Orleans alone – which would be reason enough for our disgraced president to resign – if he had any shame
Nance said on September 2, 2005 at 8:25 pm
OK, who the hell are you, and what have you done with Brian?
Seriously, though — Pat White. Now there’s a name I thought I’d never hear again. Is he STILL on the air? STILL with that doofus sidekick? Everything I know about Pat White is encapsulated in this: He’s unafraid to admit that, at his wedding, he and his wife had their first dance to Barry Manilow.
ashley said on September 2, 2005 at 8:38 pm
Yeah, who’s holding Brian hostage? ;^)
Let me say it here: Nagin 2008
blue girl said on September 2, 2005 at 10:26 pm
Nance, I loved your post about “distancing.” That has always driven me insane. I had an uncle who passed away at 86 and everyone talked about how he smoke until he was 50 — (I guess since none of *them* smoked till they were 50, they were then *safe.* I realize it’s some sort of defense mechanism — but geez, enough already.
Brian — all I can say to you is, “wow.”
alex said on September 2, 2005 at 11:24 pm
Yay, Brian! Welcome to the wild side.
I’m still in shock�as much as I am at the tragedy itself�that Dennis Hastert would suggest it’s a waste of taxpayer money to rebuild an American city while we’re expected to pay for rebuilding Baghdad. Talk about distancing.
brian stouder said on September 3, 2005 at 1:16 am
I have a 14 month old daughter, and a 7 year old daughter, and a 10 year old son – and I keep seeing their faces on the children of New Orleans. It is alternately infuriating and then heart breaking.
Supply convoys roll “on cue” when the president blows into town – and then he flits away, and the sun goes down, and the action stops, and the people slide a little closer to eternity at that infamous Convention Center.
I think when they write the history of this (suitably cleaned up and revised, of course) they will say that this was the week that the Bush presidency effectively ended.
To be honest it feels a little obscene to reduce this ‘facilitated catastrophe’ to politics – but one cannot help observing that when President Clinton was being impeached, his standing with the public reached new highs.
My guess is that the blow job that Katrina gave President Bush will leave his admin flatter than a gulf coast home.
But enough of that frippery; we’re going to go the Red Cross again tomorrow, and give a little more. (salving a guilty conscience – you could say!)
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