Maher: The First American President to Lose an Entire City

“Come on, Mr. President, this can’t be fun for you anymore.

“You can’t spend any of our money because you used it all up. And you can’t start another war because you’ve used up the troops. And when it come to reacting to hurricanes, you made your old man look like St. Francis of Assisi.

“Your job has turned into the Bush Family nightmare: helping poor black people.

“The cupboard’s bare, the credit card’s maxed out and no one’s speaking to you — mission accomplished!

“Now it’s time to do what you do best: lose interest and walk away, like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team.

“Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or spaceman? […]

“Because you’re the first American president to lose a whole city. Jimmy Carter never lost a city. Herbert Hoover was a lousy president, but he didn’t concede an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes.

“You’ve performed so poorly you should give yourself a medal.”

— Bill Maher, Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2005


8 thoughts on “Maher: The First American President to Lose an Entire City”

  1. Thank you very much, Sir Bill Maher! If I believed in some kinda god, I’d ask him to bless you with a long and happy life, but instead I can only hope that you avoid small airplanes, walking alone at nite and above all unknown motel rooms!

  2. Riot on Maher! Your astute observations always make me giggle with glee. I wish I could do your job- railing at idiots while laughing in their dumbstruck faces. I just want to kick their lying asses. Your way is better. Keep up the good work. America needs you.

  3. The cracks are apparently starting to show. I wonder what the Administration why use next to whitewash over it all to hide the fact that they’ve sold the country and divided up the profits among the major US Corporations.

  4. Bush and co. not worried. they have the paperless electronic machines which the fed are paying for. who can resist a freeby. and Louisiana just happens to be currently in the bidding process. Diebold appears to be the winner.

    But, Bill, the best is that Kenyon (a sub. of SCI) was awarded contract to collect the dead. A refresher — SCI was the company involved in the Texas scandal “Funeralgate” while Bush in office. This also the trial Alberto Gonzales ruled that Bush was not required to testify. Would have made for some good sound bites during the 2000 election.

    Needless to say, if all holds true the body count for Katrina in NO will prob. not reach 1000. SCI has a formula for making bodies disappear. Comes in handy when you don’t want them counted.

  5. Wasn’t Herbert Hoover an engineer (of water projects, no less). I agree with Bill M., that Bush is a horrible president…just don’t think using Hoover was quite appropriate because of Hoover’s engineering background.

  6. The really interesting point about the Herbert Hoover crack is that he, as Sec. of Commerce, was actually very effective at preparing for and giving aid to thousands of people devastated by the 1927 flood in NO. In fact he managed to get water, food and aid to people stranded on top of levees with model T era trucks, horses and a tin can with string to people faster and better than Bush and his loveless cronies with humvees, amphibioius vehicles and satelite phones.

  7. We have debated this here in the Pensito Review electronic garret and come to the decision that Andrew Jackson is the only president who comes close to having a record as bad as GWB’s. Jackson ordered the genocide of native people who were technically (and really) American citizens.

    Bush started a war for no other reason than his aristocratic whim, and as a result, thousands of American service members and innocent Iraqis have died.

    Hoover had bad luck which was compounded by the misplaced belief that capitalism would quickly right itself after the Depression.

    I wouldn’t even put him on the list of the top five”worst” presidents, which might go like this:

    1. George W. Bush
    2. Andrew Jackson
    3. Richard Nixon
    4. Ulysses S. Grant
    5. James M. Garfield

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