Katrina: The Spin Never Stops
Every time the Bush administration gets caught in another embarrassing lie, I think “they can’t possibly spin their way out of this one.” But so far they always have, and there’re always enough slow-witted voters that keep getting sucked in by Bush’s PR scam of the week.
As you probably know, a newly released video shows that Bush was fully warned about the impact of Hurricane Katrina before the storm struck. Breached levees, flooding, death and destruction — Bush was told about all of this. He didn’t ask a single question. And he sure as Hell wasn’t gonna let some hurricane interfere with his vacation in Crawford.
“I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees” — nice try, lying sack of shit.
But like the Downing Street Memos, Plamegate, Spygate, our Iraqi quagmire — Bush / Cheney / Rove will always find a way to squirm, slither and spin their way out of every lie they get caught in.
And sure enough, the White House has issued a point-by-point press release, denying everything that's clearly shown in the video.
Harry Reid said this video “confirms what we have suspected all along, that this administration did anything they can to hide what really happened.” He said the administration “systematically misled the American people.”
Integrity, humility, admission of mistakes — these are all things we won’t be seeing as long as this spoiled pathetic little pusbag is still in the White House.