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Jun 19, 2010

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Spag

...and President Obama, the smartest most competent man to ever occupy the White House and who cares about you and the Gulf coast so much more than George W. Bush ever did- was playing golf.

justcorbly

In truth, the notion that Hayward enjoys a day off on the weekend doesn't really have much to do with BP's response to the spill. Presumably, he's has a phone and can be reached if something percolates to his level. From a PR point of view, it's a stupid move, but mostly because watching a yacht race fits in with American images of snooty rich Brits living on another planet. He could just as easily have remained home, watching the tube and going through a couple of six packs. No one would have known.

Bush's flawed response to Katrine is an inappropriate analogy, because so many people had already correctly identified Bush as an essentially incompetent leader who rebounded on the back of the emotions that surfaced in the adtermath of 9/11. Readings speeches didn't cut it.

John Tasker

After a day spent being the object of politician's essentially ridiculous posturing for publicity, a day watching a sailing race to clear one's mind seems like a pretty good idea. In fact, I need some new sails and think I'll head to Belhaven after the 4th.

Randolph Cameron

"snooty rich Brits...."

He's not "British," he's English. Next time you encounter a "Brit," call them such. Be sure to take a photograph of your bloody, bruised face after the fact and post it online for the world to see.

I'll take a "snooty" Englishman any day of the week over some public-school "educated," ketchup sandwich- eating elite Yank.

Spag

"Bush's flawed response to Katrine is an inappropriate analogy, because so many people had already correctly identified Bush as an essentially incompetent leader who rebounded on the back of the emotions that surfaced in the adtermath of 9/11."

Translation: Whether Bush was in fact incompetent or not after Katrina doesn't matter. It was already decided by liberals like me that he was incompetent so our perception IS the truth.

I suppose then the same declarations could be made by those who think Obama is incompetent in which case the analogies are apt.

Bubba

"Bush's flawed response to Katrine is an inappropriate analogy, because so many people had already correctly identified Bush as an essentially incompetent leader who rebounded on the back of the emotions that surfaced in the adtermath of 9/11."

In comparison to the current temporary occupant of the office, George W. Bush rates as the most competent American president of the 21st century.

Crossposted from Guarino:

Complete and blatant incompetence in every area of domestic and foreign affairs is Obama's legacy. There is absolutely nothing he can do to change that, even if his partisan arrogance changed 180 degrees from it's current destructiveness.

The man has created absolutely nothing of lasting value. Indeed, he has created a wealth of destructive damage in every area he is charged with operating (and some he is not charged), most of which damage will be irreversible, to the great detriment of our nation and our people.

Yet the blindly partisan hacks, opportunists, cronies, and weak minded enablers think there's absolutely nothing wrong in going down the path we're being led.

Steve Harrison

Randolph, "public-school" doesn't mean the same thing here as it does over there. I'm pretty sure "ketchup-sandwich-eating" doesn't either, but I may be wrong.

We (also) have problems with "elite Yanks", but we solve that problem by giving them the wrong directions to the Marriot.

Thomas

What the heck does "ketchup-sandwich-eating" mean?

Per Dictionary.com

Brit·ish   [brit-ish] Show IPA
–adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
2.
used esp. by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”
–noun
3.
the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain.
4.
British English.
5.
the Celtic language of the ancient Britons.

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