Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Dubya's Buttboy, Scott McClellan, Provides the Katrina Spin

If you've got the time, you really ought to watch the video or read the transcript of the press conference provided by Scott McClellan with regard to Katrina. Part of the press conference included this exchange:

Q Well, let's talk about it. Are you saying the President is -- are you saying that the President is confident that his administration is prepared to adequately, confidently secure the American people in the event of a terrorist attack of a level that we have not seen? And based on what does he have that confidence?

MR. McCLELLAN: Yes, and that's what he made clear earlier today, that obviously we want to look and learn lessons from a major catastrophe of this nature.

Q Yes, but you're telling us today there will be time for that somewhere down the road. Well, what if it happens tomorrow?

MR. McCLELLAN: We can engage in this blame-gaming going on and I think that's what you're getting --

Q No, no. That's a talking point, Scott, and I think most people who are watching this --
MR. McCLELLAN: No, that's a fact. I mean, some are wanting to engage in that, and we're going to remain focused --

Q I'm asking a direct question. Is he confident --

MR. McCLELLAN: We're going to remain focused on the people.

Q -- that he can secure the American people in the event of a major terrorist attack?

MR. McCLELLAN: We are securing the American people by staying on the offensive abroad and working to spread freedom and democracy in the Middle East.

Well, I for one, have become weary watching Dubya and his minions spin like whirling Dervishes the notion that we--the American people--are protected from terrorists attacks because Dubya is "...working to spread freedom and democracy in the Middle East." This incompetent, corrupt, elitist administration can't even prepare adequately for a hurricane, much less address another 9/11 threat. I mean, for God's sake, the Director of FEMA's credentials for the job he currently holds go pretty much no further than that he's a drinking buddy of Dubya's (when he was governor of Texas) Chief of Staff and that he ran an Arabian Horse organization here in Colorado and, in fact, was asked to leave that position because he was incompetent and--some reports indicate--was strong-arming members of the organization for money.

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