President Bush was on the tele lastnight discussing basically everything Katrina. I didn’t listen to much of it, maybe 15 minutes total. From what I heard, Bush did an excellent job. I heard him promising lots of money to lots of people. Hopefully he follows through.
If I was a refugee from Katrina, hearing Bush’s words lastnight would have put my mind at ease, at least for a while. He did a great job of explaining himself and touching on all the major pieces the MSM has brought up in regards to Katrina. I don’t think he could have done a much better job.
There is going to be a lot of money spent, no doubt about it. Sister Toldjah thinks it’ll end up being more than $200 billion, I agree. Other fiscal conservatives are blowing their gaskets at the amount of money Bush plans on spending on the rebuilding efforts. We’re rebuilding basically the entire gulf coast. An undertaking like that won’t come cheap. Is it worth it? I’d say yes.
Pundit Guy was left with a fowl taste in his mouth:
Presidents who give away other peoples money have always given me a bad taste in my mouth. And tonight, while watching George W. Bush, that taste showed up.
Once he started handing out the candy…it seemed as though he just couldn’t stop. The costs for rebuilding could reach $200 billion or beyond. And this is $200 billion ABOVE AND BEYOND the cost of the war.
All valid points. I would rather see all this money being poured into the war on terror. Since Katrina was here that won’t happen though. Bush knows he has to spend more money here, in his own country rather than spending money internationally. If he didn’t give huge amounts of money to rebuild and support Katrina victims, he would be run out of the country by the kook liberal nutjobs. He’s really doing the only thing he can do.
Others talking about Bush’s speech lastnight include:
La Shawn Barber
Blogs for Bush
The Political Teen has the video.
Well, now what?
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I thought Bush rescued his image — for a day. After a great speech in New Orleans (a week and a half late), the President rushed right back into the clutches of the far right-wing of the Republican Party….
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