Thursday, August 30, 2007
Bush put on his baby blue working shirt and stood near a bridge in New Orleans yesterday to tell us all what a wonderful job everyone was doing with the disaster.
He spent the first five minutes of his magic act praising Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, who just happens to be the senior Republican.
Five minutes of political hornswaggle to the people of a devastated region, who are suffering mightily and looking for relief.
This is yet the latest example of why he will go down in the books as the Worst President Ever.
His middle name should be Not-A-Clue, taken from the Mayans, to mean Gormless.
The headline screams, "MINISTER VOWS TO MAKE B.C. STUDENTS HEALTHIER."
The article tells us that the highly effective, deeply committed Shirley Bond ("The name is Bond. Shirley Bond." I see Reese Witherspoon in the role.) will cut away at the junk foods and increase physical activity. Like running for the exits.
This is all very nice, isn't it?
The only problem is that B.C. schools abandoned recess, physical ed and sports programs in a huge way about 20 years ago and it will take not a few million but many millions of dollars to get all of that back up to speed. Of course, new gymnasia and the like, but more importantly, hundreds of new teachers.
And guess what? Shirley isn't about to spend that kind of money. Not with Gordon at the helm.
Her "aggressive new strategy" is hogwash, a drop in a polluted ocean, a smoke and mirrors job.
Did she make this announcement from the PNE?
Posted by David Berner at 9:51 AM