Wednesday, August 23, 2006

"We suddenly saw an American president ... just descend into failure"

"I think Katrina -- the response to Katrina was effectively the end to the President's presidency in the sense that people all of a sudden saw the small man behind the curtain.

People in America and throughout the rest of the world for a long time have believed that Americans can fix anything, that we're better organized and better managed -- managed better than anybody, and that if something really awful happens, call on the Americans.

And for the first time in our lifetime and in the world's lifetime, since World War II -- since before World War II -- we suddenly saw an American president ... just descend into failure.

And I don't think he's ever recovered from that."

-- Howard Dean, CNN interview, 8.23.06

4 Comments:

At 6:12 PM, Blogger George said...

I have no idea where Howard Dean gets his ideas but Americans are not regarded as fixers of anything nor are they regarded as smarter and better organized than anybody. You are more regarded as self-centered bullies with more scandals, racism, bigotry and poverty than anybody else.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger George said...

By the way ... those are not necessarily my opinions ... just what I gather from reading and talking with people around the world.

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger MGal said...

He descended and will never come back out. He is unwilling to admit his mistakes in a way that Americans will accept (or except, I can't ever remember)

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Barry said...

And for the first time in our lifetime and in the world's lifetime, since World War II -- since before World War II -- we suddenly saw an American president ... just descend into failure.

Where the hell was Howard Dean during the Johnson, Nixon, and Carter administrations? (Ford gets a pass, barely.)

 

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