Friday, September 02, 2005

Right, Center: Shut Up and Help

(Idea from LifeofRubin)
Bloggers who are sick of the Bush-bashing from the left:
[Note: Only putting the links here, not throughout post - don't be offended]
SerandEz; LifeofRubin; Jack's Shack; Orthomom; Chrenkoff; LittleGreenFootballs; BestoftheWeb. More as I see them...

As I noted earlier, many on the far left have turned Hurricane Katrina into a Bush-bashing session, blaming him and his policies for what happened. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as Orthomom noted, gave a short but excellent response to reporters:
G.H.W. BUSH: Let me -- I just to want finish. I believe the administration is doing the right thing, and I believe they have acted in a timely fashion. And I understand people being critical. That happens all the time. And I understand some people wanted to make, you know, a little difficulty by criticizing the president and the team. But I don't want to sit here and not defend the administration which, in my view, has taken all the right steps. And they're facing problems that nobody could foresee: breaking of the levees and the whole dome thing over in New Orleans coming apart. People couldn't foresee that.

CLINTON: Yes, I think that's important to point out. Because when you say that they should have done this, that or the other thing first, you can look at that problem in isolation, and you can say that.

But look at all the other things they had to deal with. I'm telling you, nobody thought this was going to happen like this. But what happened here is they escaped -- New Orleans escaped Katrina. But it brought all the water up the Mississippi River and all in the Pontchartrain, and then when it started running and that levee broke, they had problems they never could have foreseen.

And so I just think that we need to recognize right now there's a confident effort under way. People are doing the best they can. And I just don't think it's the time to worry about that. We need to keep people alive and get them back to life -- normal life.

This is in sharp contrast to the list of quotes Jack found on Chrenkoff.
(Sorry to cut short... will iyH continue after Shabbos)