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Saturday, September 03, 2005

John Hindrocker Wuvs Bush

Normally I avoid so much as taking a peek at Powerline blog... primarily because I don't agree with their political stance but also because they don't allow for comments (i.e. they can profess w/o having to defend). Also, I don't care for the dogmatic types like John Hindrocker; the guy's a lawyer -- someone that's formally trained in the art/science of seeing both sides of an issue/argument -- yet he seems pathologically unable to pry himself from his unadulterated support of George W. Bush and this administration.

But I had to take a look today, just to see wtf some of our friends on the least reasonable side of the political fence were saying about the aftermath of Katrina. Um, regarding Bush's handling of New Orleans, says Hindrocker:

So what prompted the order that prevented Hurricane Katrina from being a natural disaster of unprecedented magnitude?

The mayor called the order unprecedented and said anyone who could leave the city should.

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding.

The City of New Orleans and its residents owe the President a profound debt of gratitude.

Owe the President a debt of gratitude? WTF is John wheeling around in his drip-bag?

If you peek at this press release, dated Saturday, 8/27/2005, Mayor Nagin not only called for NOLA citizens to "do everything to prepare for a regular hurricane, but treat this one differently because it is headed our way" but also "recommended that residents of Algiers, the Lower Ninth Ward and low-lying areas begin evacuating now." [bold, emphasis added]

Putting all snarking aside for a moment... my beef with is that Hindrocker attempts to make it appear that the Mayor had no thoughts of evacuation before "master planner" Bush came and saved the day. I think the articles/links display otherwise and show that Ray Nagin had already prudently called for the most vulnerable areas to clear out.


  • Ray DID tell everyone to get out late Sat. or early Sun. long before anyone else said a word.

    Assrocket is just trying to help the chimp so HE looks like a hero...which won't work outside of repuke circles 'cause the rest of us aren't huffin' crack.

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Saturday, September 03, 2005 5:43:00 AM  

  • ...which is exactly why I can't stand these dogmatic types of people like Hindraker, eddie -- they'll say anything to protect an idea (in this case, the idea of Bush being a good leader) even if it's a fabrication.

    By Blogger EconAtheist, at Saturday, September 03, 2005 1:16:00 PM  

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