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  •  Rumsfeld walks right past the NOLA refugees (none)
    I don't think anybody has posted this tidbit about our favorite caring conservative. Saw references to a Reuters report in both the Guardian and the NYT today. Visiting a medical facility at the NO airport, for presumably in order to interfere with ongoing rescue efforts, Rumsfeld went straight for the photo op and snubbed the victims lying at his feet:

    Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived in Louisiana today and toured a medical facility at the New Orleans international airport.

    "As the president said, it is a natural disaster of historic proportion," Mr. Rumsfeld said in televised remarks to reporters after the tour. "No one can come up with anything that approximates this in the history of our country," he said, adding it would take many months or years for the area to fully recover.

    Upon his arrival at the airport, Mr. Rumsfeld spoke to and shook hands with military and rescue officials, but he walked right by a dozen refugees lying on stretchers just feet away from him, most of them extremely sick or handicapped, Reuters reported.

    Got to hand it to Rumsfeld, he's taking his cues from the Goddam Worthless Bastard himself. Bush $ Cheney won't read the DSM. Get a jump on them.

    by smintheus on Sun Sep 04, 2005 at 07:54:17 PM PDT

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