Thursday, October 28, 2004

not presidential

Originally uploaded by millersam04.
after he had learned that 2 airplanes hit the World Trade Center mr Bush sat there for 5 more minutes.
Reading with first grade children.


Blogger Jonathan said...

I am assuming I am welcome on your blog, as you are on mine. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Bush read to school kids for five minutes after hearing of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

By Kerry's own admission, he and other Democrats were unable to think (there's a shocker) from the time of the WTC attack to the time of the Pentagon strike. That was a total of 40 minutes.

Dwarfs 5 minutes by comparison, doesn't it? Shouldn't get all your material from the factually-challenged Micheal Moore.

Have a good day (and yes, I'm sincere...we can agree to disagree, doesn't have to be personal).

October 28, 2004 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Cpl Ness said...

I fail to see the problem with what he did. Instead of freaking the children out, and running out of there, fear across his face, he finished reading to them. That's a good man, not to mention president.

October 29, 2004 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger dgeter said...

Amen to that. What was he supposed to do? Jump up and start screaming? Had I been in that situation I would have done the same thing. I respect President Bush a great deal. Had Kerry been president I can just picture his standing there screaming "I have a plan!"

October 29, 2004 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Bill Ryan said...

The president is under the direction of the Secret service believe it or not. If a gunshot goes off in the proximity of the president, he's not supposed to run for his life, or run after the guy or any such thing - he's supposed to do whatever the F*** the Secret service detail tells him to. It's not like Bush got a call right before the second plane hit the tower and he said "Hold on, I'll get right back to you I'm in the middle of something". There weren't planes trailing the hijacked jets locked on them waiting for Bush to give the order but instead let them hit the second tower b/c Bush was reading kiddy books with the kids. And what it he ran right up and said "Holy sh1t we're under attack kids" ran out, ordered all of the planes shot down? I'd be responding to a blog about how we could have used some other tactic to safely get the planes down instead of shooting down a civillian airliner.

Question: Ted Olson, the same Ted Olson that works for Bush, lost his wife in the pentagon crash. Do you really think that someone as high up as him would be cool with Bush after having his wife die if Bush knew or could have done something about it? If he knew that Bush could have stopped it (remember that the Pentagon was hit well after the second plane hit the towers) or that the three minutes would have made a difference?

So I ask this gently - assume Bush did whatever it is that you (with the benefit of hindsight) would have him do. What would have been different? Would Barabara Olson be alive? Would the Second Tower still be standing? Would Scott Beamer and crew still be alive?

October 29, 2004 at 9:37 PM  

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