Progressive Minds

Blogging live, from somewhere in the reality-based community. Speaking truth to power. You've entered the real "no spin zone." Republicans beware!


How 'Bout Those Shoes, Condi?

@ 10:52 PM (115 months, 15 days ago)

Last Wednesday, while people where literally drowning and dying in New Orleans, our esteemed (cough!) Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice sure found some time to soak up the fun.

She was booed by some audience members as she was in New York to take in the play Spamalot.

Thursday, as more people continued to drown and die, she made her way to Ferragamo on Fifth Ave, where she reportedly purchased "several thousand dollars' worth of shoes."

But never fear!  Condi does have her priorities straight! And she knows her main priority is to be a Bush apologist.  So she managed to make her way to an African-American church in Alabama today, and defended her husband-oops make that boss, against allegations that race may have played a factor in the federal government's slow response.  "Nobody, especially the president, would have left people unattended on the basis of race," she said.  "How can that be the case? Americans don't want to see Americans suffer."

Bush the Flip-Flopper

@ 10:40 PM (115 months, 15 days ago)

During last year's campaign, we heard from the Bushies, almost ad nauseum, that Senator John Kerry was a flip-flopper.

Well, I guess the Bushies know a flip-flopper when they see one.

Just days ago, Bush called the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina "unacceptable."  Yesterday, however, he told FEMA Chief Michael Brown: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

Gee, George.  Could this be the same Brownie who blamed the victims?  Who said the bore some responsibility for not evacuating New Orleans?  The same Brownie who lied and said that a hurricane of this magnitude was never anticipated?