04 September 2005

Where the heck is Dick Cheney?

Where the heck is Dick Cheney and the Bush team?

On vacation?

So where were all of our officials in late August and into September?

Bush wasn't the only administration official to fiddle while the Gulf Coast drowned:

Vice President Dick Cheney continues to enjoy his vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As of September 4, he's still kicked back and relaxing. (CNN)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice bought $3000 worth of shoes at the exclusive NYC boutique Ferragamo (money that could have been donated to victims instead of used to adorn Condi's dainty feet); when a shopper yelled at Dr. Prettyfeet, "How dare you shop for shoes while thousands are dying and homeless!" the shopper was forcibly removed from the store by Secret Security. Rice then took in the show "Spamalot" on Broadway, earning deserved boos from the audience when the lights went up. (New York Daily News)

Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert called for the bulldozing of New Orleans, saying that it didn't make sense to spend the money to rebuild the city; he also initially refused to call a special session of Congress to appropriate emergency relief funds for the Gulf Coast, saying that FEMA was handling the situation adequately. Hastert capitulated to pressure from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to allow the vote, then tried to take credit for the funding. (Washington Post)


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