President Bush rallied the nation after the 9/11 (search) attacks, showing great leadership in removing the Taliban (search). The president also kept the country out of a recession by cutting taxes across the board, despite the tax cuts for the rich propaganda. This year federal tax revenues will be higher that any time during the Clinton administration, which you'll remember steadily raised taxes. So, Mr. Bush built a first-term legacy on leadership, and that was reflected in his re-election, despite the chaos in Iraq. But now the leadership question is in question.
Former FEMA (search) head Michael Brown (search) testified today in front of a congressional committee and basically defended FEMA's dismal performance in the days following Katrina. Brown is right to say Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin lost control, but in crisis situations, Americans looks to the feds for protection and leadership.
As most acknowledge, that leadership wasn't there during Katrina. Now we have a ballooning gas price situation that is directly hurting millions of Americans. So we asked Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman (search) to come on The Factor; we asked him months ago. He declined. He did, however, talk to Neil Cavuto and said this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) ENERGY SECRTARY SAMUEL BODMAN: The oil companies, in my judgment, have behaved very responsibly. They've done everything they can do to make product available. They have been dealing with some of the greatest natural disasters ever confronting our country, let alone this industry. And I think they've performed well. (END VIDEO CLIP)
Bill O'Reilly's Caribbean fantasy monologue, 9/1/2004:
"Well, if I took you down there then I'd want to take a shower with you right away, that would be the first thing I'd do...yeah, we'd check into the room, and we would order up some room service and uh and you'd definitely get two wines into you are quickly as I could get ino you I would get 'em into you... maybe intravenously, get those glasses of wine into you...
You would basically be in the shower and then I would come in and I'd join you and you would have your back to me and I would take that little loofa thing and kinda soap up your back... rub it all over you, get you to relax, hot water... and um... you know, you'd feel the tension drain out of you and uh you still would be with your back to me then I would kinda put my arm -- it's one of those mitts, those loofa mitts you know, so I got my hands in it... and I would put it around front, kinda rub your tummy a little bit with it, and then with my other hand I would start to massage your *****, get your ******* really ****... 'cuz I like that and you have really spectacular *****...
So anyway I'd be rubbing your big ***** and getting your ******* really ****, kinda kissing your neck from behind... and then I would take the other hand with the falafel thing and I'd put it on your ***** but you'd have to do it really light, just kind of a tease business..."
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators
Important Notices: By participating on this discussion
board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules
page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the
opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent
the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.