In an attempt to slow his plummeting poll numbers, President Bush addressed the nation last night in his first prime-time speech since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. However, as a President that bills himself as “swift”, “decisive”, and “compassionate” leader, waiting three weeks to address the nation in a highly scripted and choreographed speech is neither “swift”, “decisive”, or “compassionate.”
As Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
While the President was comfortably vacationing in Crawford, hundreds of people were struggling to survive. So, forgive me if I don’t take the President’s promises to rebuild at face value.
As the President has difficulty saying…trick me once, shame on you. Trick me twice, shame on me.