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Are we being insulted, is Bush an idiot, or both?

Posted by Thomas Nephew on September 8th, 2005

Bush Pledges to Investigate Himself

Sure, it’s yesterday’s news, I’m just going on the record here. I used to wonder what the jingosphere would say about it, but that would involve forcing myself to read them. Traveller’s tales from LGF, Instaman, etc. are welcome… oh what the heck, let’s go see for ourselves:

LGF — nothing on this yet that I noticed; the general line is “Bush bashing backfires again.”
Insta — nothing on this yet that I noticed; cites Max Boot decrying the “blame game.”
Powerline — nothing on this yet that I noticed; writes that “European dirigiste model” didn’t do so well either with that heat wave, so there! Predicts the “inevitable commission” — yet no satisfied update that the president will do it himself!
Malkin — nothing on this yet that I noticed; she reacted to Hillary Clinton’s proposal with “Not another damned commission.” All over Al Franken instead, much linked elsewhere.
Captain’s Quarters — nothing on this yet that I noticed; worries that a Senate Katrina probe will turn into a smear campaign.

Not the usual chorus of hosannas to Mr. Hard Work’s latest brainstorm. Hmm.

UPDATE, 9/7: USAToday, via Stygius:

[House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi] related that she had urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire [FEMA director] Michael Brown.
“He said ‘Why would I do that?‘” Pelosi said.
‘”I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn’t go right last week.’ And he said ‘What didn’t go right?‘”

UPDATE, 9/16: Tom Burka: Bush To Investigate Self — Will Ask “Where was I?” and “What was I doing?”

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