Thursday, September 21, 2006

The net sure has some crazy stuff. Today I found a disturbing page from the White House. It is titled Setting the Record Straight. It is an amazingly bizarre page that tries to show how the president's policies on everything are great, and everything bad that people say about him is just wrong. When I read some of the stuff on here the only thing I could think of was double-speak.

This is some stuff from their Hurricane Preparation page where they try to show how they were on top of things, and to disprove people who say otherwise. A lot of the "proof" they use is quotes from themselves in interviews they gave after the fact. Seems a little strange to me.

The Administration Knew Flooding Was Occurring And Focused On Saving Lives.

On August 29th, The Coast Guard Was Conducting Search And Rescue Operations. FOX NEWS' ANITA VOGEL: "Now, earlier the Coast Guard had to step in or fly in using helicopters. They're searching for residents who are stranded, people literally stranded in their attics and they're fetching people from rooftops using baskets, making very dramatic and heroic rescues and bringing them safely, dropping them onto I-10." (Fox News' "On The Record With Greta Van Susteren," 8/29/05)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Coast Guard do a lot of rule breaking and show a lot of initiative in their rescues? They didn't wait for the feds to tell them what to do or they wouldn't have done anything. The Coast Guard was great in spite of, not because of, this administration. And since when is quoting Fox news a good way for the white house to prove they were on top of things? That's like asking the president of the Brittney Spears fan club if she is a good singer.

But The President Was Closely Monitoring The Situation And Not "On Vacation."

To prove he wasn't on vacation they say that he met with wounded soldiers that morning. Somehow that is supposed to show that he was on top of the hurricane situation? Then they quote his speech urging people to evacuate....the speech he gave from Crawford Texas. But he wasn't on vacation.

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