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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Betrayal

Apparently, Dick had better things to do than deal with the tragedy unfolding in New Orleans...
This Eastern Shore retreat town is used to famous people. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld owns a weekend estate here. Vince Vaughn dropped in recently when filming a movie nearby. And now, maybe the most famous resident so far: Vice President Dick Cheney. That's according to rumor, anyhow, with St. Michaels abuzz that the nation's second-in-charge may buy a $2.9 million waterfront home not far from Rumsfeld's home. The purchase couldn't officially be confirmed, but according to locals sitting down to breakfast recently at the Carpenter Street saloon and restaurant, Cheney's as good as moving in. "I'd heard it was going to close either [today] or Wednesday of this week," said Carroll Hurley, a funeral home owner.
Let's recap, shall we? As the people of New Orleans, and surrounding areas were struggling for their lives: our President was in Arizona, attempting to build support for his Social Security plan, then off to California, to promote support for the Iraq War, followed by a guitar lesson with country singer Mark Wills; our Secretary of State attended a Broadway show, bought thousand dollar heels, and played tennis with Monica Seles; and now we find out, our Vice President was shopping for new beachfront property in Maryland. This is leadership? Why were they not manning their post as a crisis horrified the nation? Why? Mere words simply cannot do justice to the utter disgust and contempt I have for these people, who have so callously betrayed our nation in a time of need. I am simply appalled.

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