Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Yeah, Right



I can see why it took him ten years to come up with this one:

(Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the September 11 2001 attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.

[...]

Bush was visiting a Florida classroom and the incident, which was caught on TV film, and has often been used by critics to ridicule his apparently blank face.

"My first reaction was anger. Who the hell would do that to America? Then I immediately focused on the children, and the contrast between the attack and the innocence of children," Bush says in an excerpt of the interview shown to television writers on Thursday.


Well, sure. When the shit hits the fan, you sit still. That's what any President would do, right? Project calm.

Except for the fact that at that point, as far as the kids knew, there was no crisis over which to project calm. He was spraying calm all over the place for no apparent reason. Makes sense to me.

Some cynics might suggest that another way to accomplish what he's decided, ten year later, he was thinking, would have been to excuse himself gently, saying, "It's been wonderful being with you, children, but sometimes the president has to handle important things, so I'm going to have to go. Have fun, and keep reading." Some might even say that the people who needed to be covered in cool calm were the ones who actually knew what was going on, watching it on TV, freaking out. Not Mr Bush. Sit there blinking and dumb-faced, in front of perhaps the only people in the US at that point who had no idea.

Rewriting history one episode at a time. Blatantly, if laughably; following the example of teabaggRs in Congress and across the land.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeez Sid, lately your Blogs gettin less traffic than a Seattle Mariners game...
Really, I've been fascinated, how does a team lose 17 games straight with the improvements in todays baseball technology??...
and such dis-gratefulness(if thats not a word, its one "W" would have made up)for the Man who's the only thang standing between you and the Poorhouse...
Seriously, if your still driving a 90's poor man's mercedes instead of an 08' ZO6 Vette, and satisfied with a <70 inch LCD, think what you'd be drivin if "The Man" took however much more he would have taken if AlGore had the balls to have declared victory in 2000.
And what wss "W" supposed to say?
"Sorry Kids, the Rag-heads just murdered 3,000 Men/Women/Children, gotta run"
and where was The Bluffer in Chief on 9-11?
Probably in Terror-An throwin High-5's with His fellow Muslims...
CAN YOU PROVE HE DIDNINT???
I didn't even know who Barak was until the 2004 Democrat Convention, when my Dad pointed at the TV and said
"That Man will be President one day"
He was pointing at John Edwards...
My Dad can't pick political winners worth a shit...
and seriously, I don't think the Muslim-in Chief can jerk off without a Telepromter...

Frank

Anonymous said...

"I don't think the Muslim-in Chief can jerk off without a Telepromter..."

But you can do it with words DrekMan!!!


EugeneInSanDiego

NikkiK said...

I can certainly get amped up about people re-writing history, but I don't see why this is important. GWB's decisions all over the place ticked me off, but I don't understand why he has to explain 30 seconds, 10 years later. Would anything have changed had he gotten up quickly? No, it still would have been the same tragic, awful day. So he was shocked. How many of us stood speechless watching our television screens that morning? Or the buildings themselves, for those physially close enough? I don't consider him a great mind, by a long shot, but I think even he deserves some slack on this.
Besides, "projecting calm" or just a total shut down, whichever it was, is a whole lot better than I was doing - "holy f*&%! oh my g-d!" particularly in front of a bunch of kids.

Anonymous said...

You are right, this is not really important except for one fact. GWB BROUGHT IT UP otherwise we would probably not even be discussing it!!! If he did not want it to be discussed ad nauseum he should not have tried to rewrite history, which just so happens to be his modus operandi.

JW

Sid Schwab said...

Exactly.