posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 06:30 AM
Originally posted by Majic
I'm sure Ms. Rice could have used her time more gainfully by running around pointing fingers at other people for carrying on with their lives, and
then performing the inestimable public service of writing glib, sarcastic articles about it.
I'm sorry but your post is as full of 'glib' sarcasm as anything you highlight above.
Note that Rice could have spent her time actually sorting through the myriad of aid offers coming in from other countries, donating time, money,
people and asking how they could help. Maybe her time could have also been spent writing out thank you notes if the offers weren't going to be
accepted and then explaining to the rest of the country why they weren't good enough in the first place.
As far as I can tell, it only helps people who lack the maturity to deal with their own psychological problems. It sure as hell won't help any of the
victims of Katrina.
Yes in a way it is psychological - but so is good politics. You stand together in time of trouble - all that - blah, blah, blah. She isn't a
receptionist in an office working on the weekend you know. She is a highly visible member of the Bush cabinet. Why do I have to keep saying this? Geez
people, don't you know what a politician is? You don't go home and stop being one. You are always one. Sort of like being a rock star. She wasn't
'caught' buying a carton of milk or a bottle of asprin. She wasn't going back to her life AFTER the events - it was during.
Had the efforts to help and save gone more effectively we wouldn't be arguing this point at all and Ms. Rice could have been shoe shopping until she
dropped and I wouldn't be posting this in the first place
Are you familiar with the phrase public servant? It means to serve the people. The US was in need. It was a time of crisis.
I've been using the word "sanctimony" quite a bit lately.
Lot of other good words out there, so many wonderful ones:
callous, unresponsive, languid, impassive, obdurate, apathetic, impenetrable and feckless.
[edit on 4-9-2005 by nikelbee]