The NY Times has round up of quotes from Democratic leaders today. Here’s a few quips…
After 10 days of often uncertain responses to the Bush administration’s management of Hurricane Katrina, Democratic leaders unleashed a burst of attacks on the White House on Wednesday, saying the wreckage in New Orleans raised doubts about the country’s readiness to endure a terrorist attack and exposed ominous economic rifts that they said had worsened under five years of Republican rule.
“Oblivious. In denial. Dangerous,” Representative Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California and the House minority leader, said of President Bush as she stood in front of a battery of uniformed police officers and firefighters in a Capitol Hill ceremony that had originally been scheduled to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
“Americans should now harbor no illusions about the government’s ability to respond effectively to disasters,” she said. “Our vulnerabilities were laid bare.”
And Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, said in an interview: “It’s a summary of all that this administration is not in touch with and has faked and ducked and bobbed over the past four years. What you see here is a harvest of four years of complete avoidance of real problem solving and real governance in favor of spin and ideology.”
Also noted by the NY Times was the fact the Scotty McClellan “used the phrase “blame game” eight separate times as he tried to push back on criticism of the White House effort.”
Sorry Scotty, the spin won’t work. America sees the ugly, bloated truth now. You can spin but you can’t save the sinking ship called the Bush Presidency.