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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:08 PM
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Bush, Blanco Reveal Strained Relationship
BATON ROUGE, La. - Like estranged in-laws at a holiday gathering,
President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco kept their distance as both toured a relief center for storm victims Monday. At their next stop, the Republican president kissed the Democratic governor on the cheek, but it wasn't clear whether they had made up.

In front of the cameras during Bush's visit to the Gulf Coast states on Monday, the president and Blanco said little to each other, focusing instead on thanking relief workers.

"I know I don't need to make any other introduction other than `Mr. President,'" Blanco said tersely, turning the microphone over to Bush after praising emergency management officials during a stop with Bush at an emergency operations center.

Making his third visit to the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged states, Bush stopped first at the Bethany World Prayer Center, a huge hall half covered with pallets and half filled with dining tables. Blanco visited at the same time, but she and Bush kept apart as they walked around talking to people.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050906/ap_on_go_pr_wh/katr...
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nookiemonster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:11 PM
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1. One would think that Kathleen cares alot for her people,
and just called the chimp out.

Fucking baby George, where's your Quaker oats man "mama"

W, you're a fucking disgrace. Get steppin.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:21 PM
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2. Wish a media source would acknowledge Bush has a strained
relationship with so many Americans. It's not just Governor Blanco.

That's why he keeps such a deep distance between himself and the other people who live in this country.

A President has never needed a dog more to make him look likeable.



Who doesn't wear a suit when speaking to dogs? They appreciate it.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 08:39 PM
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3. Doh! Imagine having to actually listen to Bush. It would drive a
person insane.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:24 PM
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4. oh my--and to think she had to accept a perfunctary kiss on the cheek
from Jr. yuckko.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 12:19 AM
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14. He really needs to STOP all that kissing stuff. It's EXTREMELY
inappropriate for him to be kissing female governors, heads of state, spouses of heads of state, etc.

He also needs to stop all the other inappropriate touching such as rubbing people's heads, etc.

What a jackass.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:35 PM
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5. That lying fucktard O'Reilly was saying that Blanco "didn't request aid"
fast enough. Didn't she do it like three days before Katrina even hit the Gulf Coast?
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:46 PM
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6. Yes, on the 26th. nt
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 09:57 PM
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7. Maybe the 26th was too early to ask?
And her letter on 8/26 didn't say "please".

Maybe I should sent these points to the RNC and White House, since they haven't used them yet.
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belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 12:20 AM
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15. Right, and no gilt on the engraved invitation, and no SASE.
Jeezus fuck, but these people are pathetic. Um, you're the bloody FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. even if she hadn't asked, which she DID, SHE SHOULDN'T BLOODY WELL HAVE TO, SHOULD SHE?!?

seriously, what the fuck do you think you're being paid for? color coded flags? the opportunity to be a part of a photo op with the Potemkin President? NOT.
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:02 PM
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8. The Kiss of Death?
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:09 PM
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9. And Bush blinked first...!
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Papillon Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:08 PM
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10. It's his second visit to the area.
His first was the fly over in Air Force 1.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:16 PM
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11. This sentence trivializes the matter.
"Like estranged in-laws at a holiday gathering, President Bush and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco kept their distance as both toured a relief center for storm victims Monday."

It's a little more important than that.
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CityDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:33 PM
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12. Mark my words
Blanco is going to be the fall guy/gal. The shit rain has just begun to fall on Gov. Blanco.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:37 PM
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13. Actually, if you 'sniff the wind' of the coverage, the smell isn't
heading for the Governor, it is heading straight for the former Governor of Texas.
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