Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pres. Bush's Speech

Sorry about all the light blogging lately; I've been busy with work and genie's been. . . well, I don't really know what he does. Anyway, here's some quick thoughts on President Bush's speech (video here) this evening:

Just about everything he said was pure vanilla, nothing shocking, nothing inspirational, etc. What I was really hoping for was to hear Bush confront the accusations of racism head-on. I wanted to hear Bush call a spade a spade and tell the world that such accusations are baseless (not to mention base) and are cheap, polarizing tactics used by some to gain political points in a time that what is needed is not such polarization, but rather solidarity among all Americans in the wake of such a disaster as Katrina. Unfortunately he didn't do that; again, a predictable speech. Hopefully he was trying to take the high road by NOT acknowledging such race-baiting in an attempt to not lend them credibility. If this is the case, he's wrong. I'm not denying that mistakes were made in the wake of Katrina, but I want to see the mistakes of everyone involved to come to light and be shown to the country, from the pork that was thrown about in New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole to the failures of FEMA and the Federal Government. If the race-baiter's, the hate-mongers, etc. yell long enough and loud enough, they'll be heard, and eventually their misconstructions of the facts will become truth. To them, there is no high road, there is no middle ground.

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