Bush Fails To Prevent East Coast Blizzard: Minorities Hit Hardest by Killer Storm
Brian Williams NBC 02/12/06
As President Bush and his staff cowered in the White House, the snow continued to pile up on the many poor and African- American victims who could not afford to get out of town or to safety in Florida. Crucial supplies of blankets, hot cocoa, popcorn, and dark rum, so essential to surviving the stress of any major snowstorm, lay in stores undelivered.
"Where is the government? I need my sidewalk shoveled so I can get
out to buy my danged lottery tickets!" said one DC resident from his living room. "Why are we wasting money in Iraq when we could be spending it here on me?"
Progressive blogs blasted the President for his inaction. "We find the timing terribly suspicious, just as the domestic spying hearings kick into high gear, what happens? A major northeast blizzard. Why now?", wrote one blogger.
Hearings into the blizzard effect on hearings are almost a certainty. Howard Dean has suggested he will call for an investigation once his new medications kick in.
John Kerry took a break from the sporting activities of the glamorous super-rich in some exotic locale (random choice: ice sailing in Finland) to call for new legislation outlawing snowstorms.
Said Howard Dean, "The Republican Congress has dropped the ball once again. I have always been a staunch supporter of anti- snow legislation, except for certain locations in Vermont where I ski regularly. Snow has no business on our roads and the President and Congress know that."
Calls for a Bush impeachment over Snow Gate, as some are calling it, are already mounting as deeply as the snow itself, and what will be discovered underneath will prove to have a truly chilling effect on the Republicans, as the inevitable thaw proceeds.
More breaking news: Al Sharpton wants an investigation as to why snow is always white.
In a late-breaking story today, Cheney confirmed that he has NYSE stock in Tru-Value Hardware. Do you have any idea how many snow shovels Tru-Value sold today to the unsuspecting consumer?
Continuing, John Kerry said in a Saudi Arabian press conference today, "I demand to know why FEMA has been so late in reacting to this storm. They knew it was coming, and yet FEMA failed to have crews in place to fix the electricity as soon as it went off. It just shows that Bush and the Republicans just don't care about the people in the New England. The Senate needs to investigate this dereliction of duty."
In another report, the great junior senator from NY has opened the doors of her home to all of the heatless poor of her neighborhood and is busy baking cookies for them, while her husband applies body heat to nearly frozen teenaged girls.
That is all for now. This is NBC, and I'm Brian Williams.