Monday, September 05, 2005


"There's An Old Saying In Tennessee..."

...-- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."

Maybe George is smarter than we're giving him credit for. More and more these days, it looks like the American people are saying, "Sorry George, can't get fooled again."

Back in 2001, on September 14, the American people were fooled for the first time. As the saying goes, shame on us. We saw George on that pile of rubble with the bullhorn and his arm around a relief worker and we listened as he promised us all that we would get those responsible. His approval ratings soared above 90% in the days following those remarks and everybody seemed to forget that it took him three days to get there. It was okay though, because he promised we'd get the people responsible.

As time went by it became more an more clear just exactly who it was that we were after. We sent troops into Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to cooperate and we set out to find the villians. Long story short, we're still looking because George got greedy. Now were approaching 1900 dead soldiers in a country that had nothing to do with the original mission and those people that George promised to bring to justice are still at large.

So I'm not surprised that in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina, he's having a difficult time convincing people that he really means what he says. People just aren't buying it.

I guess you could say she's been fooled once already. She's not going to let it happen twice.

In the aftermath of 9/11 the people trusted George. They saw his dusty boots and they heard his tough words and they were comforted. They bought into the image and he was able to milk it for almost four full years. But unfortunately for George there's no pile of rubble for him to climb on this time. This time, there's only water. And I'm afraid he's going to have to start walking on it before anyone buys his bullshit again.

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