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Good Doctor HST
09-12-2005, 05:16 PM
Here’s how OTHER leaders have handled major hurricanes:

President: Nixon

Danger: Category-5 Hurricane Camille (August 1969)

Area: About the same area as that affected by Katrina

Response: Nixon prepared the National Guard in advance, ordering rescue
ships from Tampa, FL and Houston, TX to stand waiting along with over a
thousand regular military, 24+ helicopters to assist the Coast Guard
and National Guard about as soon as the hurricane passed.

President: Bush the Elder

Danger: Hurricane Andrew (August 92)

Area: Florida

Response: In the middle of a re-election campaign, Bush ceased
campaigning the day before the hurricane, went to Washington, and
assembled one of the largest military forces ever mustered on U.S.
soil. Seven thousand National Guard and 22,000 regular military were
sent in with the necessary equipment shortly after the hurricane passed

President: Clinton

Danger: Category-3 Hurricane Floyd (September 1999)

Area: Virginia and Carolinas

Response: Meeting with China's president Jiang in New Zealand, Clinton
immediately declared the hurricane-affected areas as federal disasters,
allowing the military and National Guard to move in and help. Clinton
flew home immediately, one day before the hurricane hit, to help
coordinate the rescue.

President: Bush the Lesser

Danger: Category-5 Hurricane Katrina (August 2005)

Area: Gulf Coast

Response: National Guard troops are down about 8,000 members because
they are in Iraq with much of the necessary rescue equipment needed.
Bush was on vacation, riding his bike for two hours the day before the
hurricane lands. On the day Katrina landed, Bush attended a birthday
party for John McCain. The levees began to crack. While emergency
1.5-ton sandbags were ready to be placed to steady the levee and absorb
water, there were insufficient numbers of helicopters and pilots to set
them before the levees break. Nagin, the mayor of NO, pleaded for
federal-level assistance and got none. Bush went to San Diego to play
guitar with a country singer and end his vacation early -- but not
until the next day, because he had tickets to a San Diego Padres game.

09-12-2005, 06:40 PM
That just about says it all.

09-12-2005, 07:45 PM
what an ass...

09-12-2005, 07:52 PM
No wonder a search on the term "Failure", on Google, brings up the biography of George W. Bush on the White House website.

09-12-2005, 07:56 PM
No wonder a search on the term "Failure", on Google, brings up the biography of George W. Bush on the White House website.

Which is why I wrote this (http://www.yourbbsucks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4433&highlight=resign).