Wednesday, September 07, 2005

apparently only 13% blame bush

got this off of drudge. now i find the court of public opinion and polls to be bull but i always like to prompt the mofo to go on a diatribe on how dumb the middle america is despite the fact that the lowe come is from middle america and isn't dumb. besides, i tend to like to give the plains states their due unless of course they reflect badly on the outer boroughs by calling us B.B.Q.S. because all they know is manhattan. but my diatribe about off worlders and their disdain for the outer boroughs is for another time.

Wed Sep 07 2005 10:42:26 ET

A CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 609 adults taken September 5-6 shows:

Blame Game -- 13% said George W. Bush is "most responsible for the problems in New Orleans after the hurricane"; 18% said "federal agencies"; 25% said "state and local officials"; 38% said "no one is to blame"; 6% had no opinion. -- 29% said that "top officials in the federal agencies responsible for handling emergencies should be fired"; 63% said they should not; 8% had no opinion.


Government Performance -- 10% said George W. Bush has done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 25% said "good"; 21% said "neither good nor bad"; 18% said "bad"; 24% said "terrible"; 2% had no opinion. -- 8% said federal government agencies responsible for handling emergencies have done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 27% said "good"; 20% said "neither good nor bad"; 20% said "bad"; 22% said "terrible"; 3% had no opinion. -- 7% said state and local officials in Louisiana have done a "great" job in "responding to the hurricane and subsequent flooding"; 30% said "good"; 23% said "neither good nor bad"; 20% said "bad"; 15% said "terrible"; 5% had no opinion.


which reinds me. the bastard actually got a comment from some guy who wasn't trying to sell me phentermine or trying to reduce my debt. he made the bastard feel like he was going in the right direction on beating the drum for buses and ray nagin's role in the katrina disaster. developing....indeed.

—the bastard


Anonymous said...

on soapbox...

i was having this discussion with someone yesterday....

bush taking a hit by the media is not surprising--getting a 13% rating for the badness is encouraging in as much as i would hope the majority of people see where the REAL blame lies, which is with local and state governments of LA and new orleans. these elected officials (the whiny mayor and governor especially) KNEW that there were inherent problems with the levies, and did nothing to upgrade them--cat4 or no cat4, how long did they think they were going to ignore mother nature?

and now that the wind has died down the gov and mayor both sound like spoiled brats who broke mom's good vase, and want desparately to blame the dog. if you listen to ray nagin, he'll tell you that the federal government let his city down, covering up for the fact that his own ineptitude is what let them down. now he wants to drag people out of their homes by force, and not give them aid until they leave--the armed forces in that area are smartly stating that they will NOT do that (could you imagine the chest beating and cries against a police state if they did?)--governor what's-er-name wants to avoid federalization of the forces trying to put new orleans back together because she wants them to be able to shoot on sight (once you federalize, and have the gov't in complete control, they can only shoot when attacked, or something like that)--i would hope that the folks in middle america, east coast, west coast, and all the rest will stop having their news spoon fed to them by the left, listen for themselves to what is being said, and draw their own conclusions. 25% of the population seems to have done that so far. soapbox


bastard central said...

yup. thank you. the bastard does grow weary of shouting from the rooftops. thanks for taking the load for me DoM

governor whats her name doesn't want to federalize the situation, rather she wants to bring in her own independant contractor to handle the problem because that would mean that the feds can run around and find out just what happened. or she doesn't want to give all that power to the republicans. short sighted and the history books may well show that answer to us soon enough.
—the bastard