Sunday, September 18, 2005

Fooled Like Charlie Brown

Bob Herbert also discusses Katrina and race in his Monday column. (I’m waiting for some bloggers to protest that on the first day of paid viewing of columnists, both are writing about the same thing.)

Herbert starts out by observing, “The president is Lucy, and he’s holding a football. We’re Charlie Brown.”

The major focus of the column is the lack of credibility of the Bush Administration, including his speeches on Katrina and his speeches justifying the Iraq war. Herbert concludes with:

You can believe that he’s suddenly worried about poor people if you want to. What is more likely is that his reference to racism and poverty was just another opportunistic Karl Rove moment, never to be acted upon.

Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally, once asked how often someone could be fooled with the same trick. She answered her own question: “Pretty often, huh?”

1 Comments:

Blogger marypoppins/privateeye said...

Yes. Too many fools being fooled over and over and over with a big smile on their face saying that Bushy is a man of God so we are in good hands.
Isn't it amazing that Rove is now in charge of rebuilding Katrina??
Do you think Halliburton will be upset about that? Aaaaaaaahahahahah!
Is there no other person in these entire united states that is more qualified for that job than good buddy Karl? Wow..... He must be a really neeto, smart dude to be able to be so good at so many things. I would love to read his resume!!!!

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