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Bush: "I take responsibility"

I -- he -- did you --

He -- he actually said it.

Wow.

(Still wish this were an election year.)

Here wait, this one is more bonercentric:

Bush Takes Responsibility for Blunders

The article begins President Bush for the first time took responsibility and then says some other stuff, but really, that part is golden all by itself.

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calamityjon
Sep. 13th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
"Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government," Bush said at a joint White House news conference with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

"And to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility. I want to know what went right and what went wrong," said Bush.



Ohhhh, wait for it ...
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure. It's not like I suddenly LIKE him, and boviously this is a direct result of his terrible approval ratings as of late. But I'd be a hyprocrite if I didn't acknowledge that for once, he's admitting he's wrong. THAT NEVER HAPPENS.

Also, EVERYONE screwed up, it's not ALL FEMA's fault.

FEMA is run by the Masons, isn't it? I haven't seen the X-Files movie in a while, but I remember it told me not to trust FEMA. I'm amazed no one else has mentioned that yet. This is important! They could be infecting poor black Louisianans with that black oil virus right now!
calamityjon
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
I think what I'm expecting is for the Political Advantage Light to start blinking in his cerebral command console, and the order to find the flaws in the federal government response system is going to birth Patriot Act v2.5 fully formed from somewhere in the region of his current public relations nightmare. "We can't allow this kind of delayed response ever again, so we're requiring Federal ID cards to be shown by citizens when crossing state borders." Buh-wha?

You know, the stuff he's famous for. I'd think I was just being paranoid if he hadn't managed to turn a terrorist act into an assault on an unrelated country and suspension of due process for brown people.
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
Haha, oh shit, you are probably right! Man, awesome, I love this guy. I can't wait!

But he still didn't have to admit HE was wrong! Maybe it slipped out. We'll see what he says tonight.
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
Cuz I mean -- it's tough. As much as I hate him, and as much as I want everyone to realize WHY we should hate him, I guess I would much prefer that he STOP screwing up, and start to take responsibility, and do things right for a change. I mean, right?
counterfeitfake
Sep. 14th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, because he's IN THERE for the next few years. It's not like he's going to do something bad enough to get impeached.

I'm with you. Of course he said it because it's a wise political move, but that was a smart thing to do. He doesn't normally do smart things! It's encouraging!
obifu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
Because he doesn't care about Black people.
prettykate
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
To be honest, I am pretty convinced that he doesn't really give a damn about POOR people, and that's just as awful.
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
Yup, I agree.
obifu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
If only they had made more campaign contributions.

Honestly, I think the response has much more to do with the bureaucracy and natural irresponsiveness of government in general.
calamityjon
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Also, can I get a "Hell Yeah" that "Bureaucracy" is really hard to spell?
I'd say it's the bureacracy and irresponsiveness of his government, specifically.

Or you know what? Buereasycracy didn't keep his cabinet on vacation during the bad days, so eff that. But irresponsive, yeah, I'll stick with that ...
qed
Sep. 15th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
To be more specific, I don't think he gives a damn about people who aren't a key part of one of his power blocs. I think he may have the same response if the California coast gets hit with a massive earthquake, but I'll bet he jumps if Ohio gets hit with a big... ummm... whatever natural disaster hits Ohio.
zombiepatrick
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
If only it had read, "Bush pulls boner"...

Also, I hope Bush enjoyed his Padres Game.
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
Man, also strumming that goddamned gee-tahr, and also Condoleeza Rice buying shoes and seeing Spamalot! I'm so glad some lady yelled at her in the shoe place.
calamityjon
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
Plus Dick Cheney was fly-fishing. "Dick was fly-fishing."

God, why do people even need to SWEAR at that guy, he's a living profanity! "Dick was fly-fishing, Dick's at the stream, he's at the head of the stream! Fishing at the head of the stream! DICK IS FLY-FISHING AT THE HEAD OF THE STREAM!" Goddamn!
theguiltyparty
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
As much as I despise Bush and believe me... I do.... I no longer have a belief that the Democrats are that much better.

I'm still steaming over last year's election.

How did we as a country fuck that up? Don't answer... I already know this.
littlewashu
Sep. 13th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
I -- is your first paragraph related to your second? I'm confused.

I think that politicians as a group are pretty terrible, but this is not news. Bush admitting that he was wrong -- even if he doesn't mean it, even if he's only saying it because he thinks he has to -- I'd argue that he had to before, and did not -- is news.
ludickid
Sep. 14th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
CALL ME CYNICAL, HO HO HO
After that speech, and then Condi Rice getting trotted out to say that poverty and racism are maybe kinda sorta still a problem in America, all I could think was, "Man, their numbers must really be in the toilet."

And, I mean, how fucking sad is it that our expectations for leadership have been so vastly lowered that the president taking responsibility for a massive, fatal, and obvious fuckup two weeks after it happens is considered worthy of praise?

Anyway. He's got three years to, you know, actually do something instead of just putting on his sad face. We'll see. I'd like to think an apology for Iraq is coming but my breath remains unheld.
iphisol
Sep. 14th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Yeah! Seriously! I saw that headline this afternoon and I walked around like, hey, you guys! Bush actually admitted that he fucked something up! And everybody was like, well, he did fuck something up.

So I'm glad this made as much of an impression on you, too. Like it almost humanizes him, or something? Even though obviously everybody knows a bunch of jerk humans like him already, it just- I don't know, it was a surprise.

Though on the grand scheme of things, apologizing for a ton of people dying doesn't ultimately accomplish much.
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