A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina Update: 

President Bush called an emergency meeting of high-level staff in order to formulate a response to the widespread destruction and flooding caused by Katrina which would afford the best political advantage and/or image enhancement. Initial plans to have Bush outfitted with scuba gear when he flew into Louisiana were scuttled. However, other emergency apparatus for him to wear or carry was not dismissed as readily. The trick, one insider said on condition of anonymity, is to not make it look too theatrical and, of course, be certain the president is never in any real danger.

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