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Sunday, March 05, 2006

All’s Fair in Inference

Now before we get all excited of the possibility that an authority figure has lied to us, we should keep the circumstances of the story in perspective. Very briefly, in the aftermath of the Katrina disaster, the Bush administration asserted (among other denials of accountability) that no one could have anticipated that the levees in New Orleans would be breached and flood the city. This past week, videotape of a presidential briefing a few days before the hurricane made landfall has been released. The tape shows the President being told that the evacuation of New Orleans was going slowly, and someone raised the possibility that the levees would not withstand the forces of the storm.

At this writing, the White House has stated so far that nothing should be inferred from the tape. We here at the blog, where the finest fair and balanced journalistic traditions of Rupert Murdoch are held in high regard, couldn't agree more. A first analysis of the events would possibly suggest a contradiction between what the President told us and what he knew at the time Katrina hit. It could suggest that the President…well, lied.

Let's look at his initial response that “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.” Let’s break this reason down to define it. "I don’t think” meaning a person (or persons) not thinking, no idea or reason occurring to them, void of all sensation, clear, empty. Knowing the President as we do, we can very easily see why he believes all of these conditions could be applied to him. I don’t think we need to go further with this, since this analysis of these three words sums up the President’s position nicely.

So, before the liberals and Democrats start dancing in the streets chanting “Smoking gun, smoking gun, smoking gun", before we stock up on the "Impeach Bush" bumper stickers and buttons, and before we start inflaming the blue state masses with vitriolic rhetoric, we should allow the events to naturally proceed in Washington. There will most likely be calls for another round of investigations and hearings, and whatever else Congress and the pundits will want to do to, once again, get to the truth and take the focus away from the issue of rebuilding New Orleans.

Then, and only then, once we have all the facts, can we begin impeachment proceedings and throw the rascal out!

NOTE: Secret message intended only for liberals and Democrats: One, two, three…POUNCE!


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