Bush Takes Responsibility

President George W. Bush said “I take responsiblity” for failures in the response to Katrina. Here’s a quote from the AP article.

President Bush said Tuesday that “I take responsibility” for failures in dealing with Hurricane Katrina and said the disaster raised broader questions about the government’s ability to respond to natural disasters as well as terror attacks.

“Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government,” Bush said at joint White House news conference with the president of Iraq.

Yah, he came out and took responsibility. That takes serious balls. Wonderful job Mr. President, I commend you. Don’t expect the left to stop attacking you, they probably won’t even acknowledge that you accepted responsibility. It’s just how they are.

I don’t feel that Bush should have taken responsibility though. If anyone should, it should be Governor Blanco. She needed the 24 hours to make a decision. Had Bush gone over her head people would have been bitching about the federal government imposing on the rights of the state governments. It’s a lose-lose situation no matter what for President Bush. This should make for some interesting posts throughout the blogsphere later on…

Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom is also saddened by Bush’s statements and notes that peopel on the left are “fucking insane”. Well put.

Others covering include Dan at Riehl World View, Mark in Mexico, Of The Mind, and Rob Port of Say Anything.

Obnoxious Hurricane Katrina Quotes

John Hawkins at Right Wing News has compiled a list of the top 20 most obnoxious Katrina hurricane quotes. Yah, it’s a right of center site, but the republicans aren’t safe. He’s got obnoxious quotes from both the left and the right.

I wonder if these people actually believe what they said or if they were just saying it to get a reaction out of people. Doesn’t really matter I guess because they said it, and most of it’s really funny.

Anyone have any news on the blackout yesterday in Los Angeles? Saw something about it on Fark but never really saw anything else anywhere. Last I knew there was still no known cause.

UPDATE: OK, GOP Vixen has news on the blackout in Los Angeles. Turns out an electrical worker cut the wrong line, bet he feels like a dumb ass. Mark in Mexico has an illustration of the cutting if you care to take a look.