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The point that GWB was on vacation until 3 days after Katrina struck has been hammered home here and on other liberal blogs.  

Today, something clicked that I don't think has been mentioned yet.

Nobody has put together the well publicized event when GWB, wanna-be-saver-of-brain-dead-white-women, cut short his vacation, flew back to the White House from Crawford and signed into law the Schiavo bill.

A bit more in extended

Contrast this with his callous disregard for the destruction of NO for 3 days when he was too busy playing guitar and eating cake.

I stand corrected... somebody else has noticed.  Of course this is reported on in a London paper.

African American leaders, summoned to the White House on Saturday in an effort to limit the growing racial fallout from the disaster, pointed to the speed with which Mr Bush travelled to Florida -- a crucial battleground state -- after Hurricane Charley struck before last year's election.

They also noted that Mr Bush interrupted his Easter holiday and rushed back to Washington to sign into law emergency legislation aimed at saving the life of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman whose case had galvanised Mr Bush's conservative, and predominately white, base.

Originally posted to Captain Doug on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 11:51 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Perhaps (none)
    this point could just be added to another diary that shows a broader picture of the extended hypocracy of this administration?  By someone more eloquent than me.

    Get busy livin, or get busy dyin...

    by Captain Doug on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 11:48:11 AM PDT

  •  It is the missing White Woman Culture (none)
    That is it in a nutshell. If you are not ultra rich, if you are not white, if you work for a living, if you do not live in their definition of a "traditional" family, if you are not straight, if you do NOT drink the Kool-aide .... then YOU do not count.
  •  What about the whole food aspect? (none)
    I first thought of the Schiavo aspect on Friday when Sheppard Smith was talking about how people had been needing food and water day after day.

    Where is Rev. Falwell now to say that we, as a civilized nation, cannot torture people by denying them their basic neccessities? You know, starving people is inhumane and all.

  •  They're in no position (none)
    to donate to his multimillionaire lifestyle.  Fuck 'em.  They've been smitten by God for their sins.
  •  The moral of this story is an easy one... (none)
    ...votes count for more than lives to the GOP.

    Think about it:  why did he rush down to Florida for Terri Schiavo?  It wasn't to force food into a woman who had been brain dead for 15 years.  It was all about the anti-choice wingnuts fluttering around the hospice with the damned stupid tape over their mouths.  These are the people who have nudged the GOP over the finish line just in front of us for the past 2 presidential elections.  Keeping those votes for 2008--well, that's important stuff.

    Fast forward to Katrina:  We have 25,000 poor people in the dome:  all very much alive, but in a life threatening situation unless the calvary shows up soon.  Why are they less important?  Because they don't vote republican.  Simple as that.  

    The GOP values votes to keep them in power more than they value the lives of the citizens they serve.

    Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber--Plato

    by techiechick on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 12:30:39 PM PDT

  •  How about a cartoon on the subject? (none)
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