My kids went back to school today so I'm thinking like a teacher. Here's the assignment, read BushCo's first public statement devoted to the devestation on the Gulf Coast since it became a national concern three days ago and share your favorite part. I have two but they come from the same paragraph:
The Department of Energy is approving loans from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to limit disruptions in crude supplies for refineries. A lot of crude production has been shut down because of the storm. I instructed Secretary Bodman to work with refiners, people who need crude oil, to alleviate any shortage through loans. The Environmental Protection Agency has granted a nationwide waiver for fuel blends to make more gasoline and diesel fuel available throughout the country. This will help take some pressure off of gas price. But our citizens must understand this storm has disrupted the capacity to make gasoline and distribute gasoline.
Translation: Citizens, you must understand the gouging for it is right and good in my sight. Record profits for the oil industry are no reason to call for any sacrifice during a time of national tragedy. If I don't expect any sacrifice during the war waged on their behalf, and I don't, then seriously, people do you expect a catastrophic act of god to cut any ice?
Bonus points to Dear Leader for slapping nature in the face with the fuel blend thing. That'll show her who's boss - until the next hurricane sails off the 90-degree Gulf of Mexico and slams back into our coast.