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dofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:40 PM
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What took him so long?
It's four days after Hurricane Isabel swept through the DC area, and only today is Bush looking over the damage. And I don't think he's actually going out and talking to individual home and business owners who've been devasted by this.

Clinton would have been in Alexandria by noon on Friday, Richmond that evening.

Another example of how small a person Bush really is. Compassionate Conservative my rear end.
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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:42 PM
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1. Callow
He is frightened and weak willed.
That is the only explanation.
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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:43 PM
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2. Good point
Hell, I wouldn't be surprised the next time a natural disaster happens that it takes Bush a month to comment on it, due to not wanting to interrupt yet another vacation.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:43 PM
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3. Nuff sed ...
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imhotep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:44 PM
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4. when a tornado hit Ft Worth
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 02:45 PM by imhotep
in 2000, he wouldn't even visit as governor.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:44 PM
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5. Hey, He Went Straight To Vigrinia!
via Florida, Nebraska, Colorado and Minnesota. Standard AF1 flight pattern in a disaster situation.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:47 PM
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8. He Went Straight To Camp David
I heard Charleston Heston had an Ark waiting for him.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:45 PM
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6. Had to sober him up
after his weekend bender at Camp David.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:46 PM
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7. I'm pretty certain Jacques Chirac made it to Ground Zero...
... following 9/11 before Bush did.
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synthia Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:13 PM
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15. i'm totally sure chirac vacationed while thousands of elderly
died in the heat,

chiras is no gem.
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stopthegop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:47 PM
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9. in fairness..
if he had gone the first day many of us would have said he was just looking for a good photo op...don't you expect?
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:11 PM
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14. Sure we would have...
but that's just fun Shrub-bashing.

Part of the job of mayors, governors, and presidents is to visit disaster sites. They're expected to and most do it, if only for the photo-op and feign concern. Some are even actually concerned and do something to help.

Not this asshole, though. He just doesn't give a shit about that part of the job, and undoubtedly doesn't give a shit about anyone who was hurt by the storm, or any other tragedy.

He can't even act the part of President.


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He loved Big Brother Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:47 PM
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10. He has not attended one dead soldier's funeral, has he?
Did the citizens affected by Isabel actually expect Bush to be concerned?
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:54 PM
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11. his old man did the same thing.
he got voted out for it. People in Florida were LIVID.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:02 PM
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12. Took that long to coax him out from under the bed
I hear it took the promise of two full bottles of Jack Daniels before he'd come out . . .
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:06 PM
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13. Here Chimpy Chimpy Chimp! Here Chimpy Chimpy Chimp!
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knight_of_the_star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:41 PM
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16. He drinks that swill?
Guess that shows how low-brow he is. Real whiskey is Scottish or Irish, not Jack Daniels. Then again, if he tried either of those kinds, it would probably knock him off his barstool on the first shot.
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