Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Daily Kos: Bush's use of firemen: props

More echoing here in the Chamber. This time its Kos reacting to a post by TPM citing an article from The Salt Lake Tribune that was discussed on Air America. That covers a whole lot of bases. Here's Kos on Bush's use of firemen: props:

Bush's use of firefighters as human props doesn't win the 'most fucked up' prize because it was the most costly for the nation -- the Iraq War wins hands down. It doesn't win because it caused the most deaths, or damaged the reputation of the U.S. the most, or harmed national security by outing undercover CIA agents. In the greater scheme of things, this may seem as small fry compared to the long stream of serious failures in this White House.

It's the most fucked up because it is easily the most crassly political act ever taken by this administration. Bush is so thoroughly a PR vessel that he can't even tour a disaster zone without his human backdrop. He's been a PR marionette for so long -- clear brush for the cameras! -- that he's become thoroughly incapable of keeping it real. God forbid he try to connect with people, get a better understanding of their efforts to cope with real disaster. That's not worth his time. Nope, it's got to be turned into a frickin' Bush campaign commercial. Everything is political. Everything.

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