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(AP) NewsFlash President Bush takes responsibility for federal government's slow response to Katrina, Karl Rove's hurricane machine   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2005-09-13 12:11:04 PM  
wow.
 
2005-09-13 12:11:23 PM  
Whosajiggawha?
 
2005-09-13 12:12:44 PM  
A politician admitting a mistake???

OXYGEN!! STAT!!! MY HEART!! IT'S STOPPED!!
 
2005-09-13 12:13:41 PM  
Holy crap.
 
2005-09-13 12:13:46 PM  
What-what-Whaaaaaaaaat???
 
2005-09-13 12:13:53 PM  
"To the extent..." are these weasel words?
 
2005-09-13 12:14:05 PM  
I feel a tremmor in the FARK, as if hundreds of thousands of farkers foaming at the mouth head's Asploded.
 
2005-09-13 12:14:06 PM  
*blinks*

Imagine that.
 
2005-09-13 12:14:16 PM  
Quick everyone down to the bombshelter!!!
 
2005-09-13 12:14:48 PM  
OK never mind. Full quote:

Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government and to the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility

Good to hear
 
2005-09-13 12:14:58 PM  
[statement of disbelief # 71]

/no seriously wtf?
 
2005-09-13 12:15:01 PM  
I'm going to go downstairs and have my last cigarette before the galaxy combusts.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:04 PM  
Wow. The buck stopped finally. Good for him.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:22 PM  
like hell he does. If he had, Chertof would be resigning today, as would Nagin and Blanco. A discrace the lot of em.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:24 PM  
Resignation in 3...2...1...
 
2005-09-13 12:15:43 PM  
crayz: "To the extent..." are these weasel words?

No. It's a pretty blatant admission that there were screwups. It just says not all were the feds' fault, which is also blatantly true.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:44 PM  
( From CNN )

160,000 homes may be ruined

[image from i.a.cnn.net too old to be available]

Guess they will think twice about building a home below sea level.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:51 PM  
Smooky, man the torpedoes for defense of an all-out newsflash assault
 
2005-09-13 12:15:56 PM  
Well. That'll make everything better.
 
2005-09-13 12:15:58 PM  
crayz: "To the extent..." are these weasel words?

What is he supposed to say, "I also take responsibility for the failures of the police, mayor, governor, etc..??" That's just plain silly.
 
2005-09-13 12:16:01 PM  
What's incredibly funny is that "http://www.cnn.com/#hellfrezesover" is CNN's actual URL to the article ...
 
2005-09-13 12:16:14 PM  
Now, who is going to take responsibitlity for the piss poor local and state planning/response?
 
2005-09-13 12:16:24 PM  
Tell us something we don't already know George.
 
2005-09-13 12:16:33 PM  
stizz: Chertoff sure, but how is Bush going to fire a governor and mayor?
 
2005-09-13 12:16:37 PM  
Wait a second .... this is all too suspicious. Methinks a trap is afoot.
 
2005-09-13 12:16:53 PM  
Second time I've agreed with him in five years.
 
2005-09-13 12:17:00 PM  
amazing, but what does it really matter? what isn't he going to get reelected now? big deal
 
2005-09-13 12:17:07 PM  
farkncorey: What's incredibly funny is that "http://www.cnn.com/#hellfrezesover" is CNN's actual URL to the article ...
*snicker*
/dude... anything preceeded by "#" is not part of the URL. It's put there by the submitter to get around a fark filter.
 
2005-09-13 12:17:41 PM  
farkncorey - No it isn't! How many people are going to fall for the "anchor comment" trick?
 
2005-09-13 12:17:44 PM  
nice catch, farkncorey

that's hilarious
 
2005-09-13 12:17:55 PM  
[image from images.ucomics.com too old to be available]
 
2005-09-13 12:18:07 PM  
twoody: /dude... anything preceeded by "#" is not part of the URL. It's put there by the submitter to get around a fark filter.


*sigh*

Color me stooooopid ...
 
2005-09-13 12:18:16 PM  
the_gospel_of_thomas

Guess they will think twice about building a home below sea level.

Yeah!!! 160,000 families just got pwn3d! That'll learn 'em!
 
2005-09-13 12:18:27 PM  
haha, add me to the fell for that/not paying attention club. :)
 
2005-09-13 12:18:28 PM  
A little too little, a little to late. Just trying to save face at this point, Georgie. You're painfully transparent sometimes.
 
2005-09-13 12:18:50 PM  
Bush can show he's sorry by resigning, effective immediately, and making sure the rest of his bunch are fired immediately.
 
2005-09-13 12:19:03 PM  
I dislike Bush for some of the things he's done before, but this warrants a golf clap at the very least.

Even if he's not to blame, he's taking responsibility, setting a standard for everyone from Blanco to Nagin to accept theirs and move onwards and upwards.

Bravo, Bush.
 
2005-09-13 12:20:01 PM  
The commander in chief/highest federal official takes responsibility for the actions of those who report up to him.

This is a news alert. That is sad.
 
2005-09-13 12:20:30 PM  
"Yeah!!! 160,000 families just got pwn3d! That'll learn 'em!"

Cause the easier thing to to is blame Bush, and not Nature, where water seeks the lowest level. ( or question the logic of building homes there. )

/have some compassion.
 
2005-09-13 12:20:38 PM  
kcradio:

amazing, but what does it really matter? what isn't he going to get reelected now? big deal

I'd imagine taking responsibility for it is to help disarm his critics, in order to save what's left of his legacy.
 
2005-09-13 12:20:42 PM  
As a supporter of the President (whether he is D or R) I say good for him.

As a cynic (but not as much as almost every other TFer where Bush is concerned) I say he has nothing to lose and everything to gain by saying this.

As a realist, it doesn't change anything.

/and the mayor was still the first one to screw up massively.
 
2005-09-13 12:21:02 PM  
Well, as commander and chief he is ultimately responsible. Now he needs to start kicking ass all the way down the line.
Starting with his own after the fema appointment debacle.

"what, head of fema has to know something about disasters"

what's the impression I get.
 
2005-09-13 12:21:02 PM  
The breaking news bar went away... no link. wtf?
 
2005-09-13 12:21:07 PM  
GOOD!! Now maybe he can explain how our oil got under their sand!!!
 
2005-09-13 12:21:12 PM  
Well that's a surprise. Good for him.
 
2005-09-13 12:21:22 PM  
Politically necessary and smart. He called some people's bluff, now everybody else needs to eat a little humble pie and admit there were failings top to bottom.
 
2005-09-13 12:21:37 PM  
have a cigar on me george (you'll love it, i got it from your pal bill)
 
2005-09-13 12:21:56 PM  
Ok, so he's taking responsiblity. What does this mean really? Will anything change? Sounds like empty words to me.
 
2005-09-13 12:22:03 PM  
IMlifelike - I agree with everything but your slash
 
2005-09-13 12:22:12 PM  
 
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