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September 14, 2005

Well, I suppose it's better than LITERALLY pissing all over the UN…

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I can't actually read the note. A little help from someone with better eyes?

"I think I (illegible) need a bathroom break(?)"

Is this for real?

It might also be "I think I can't heed any Bathist fatwah"

???

It says, "I think I may need a bathroom break? Is this possible?"

And, yes, it's real. It's a Reuters photo -- click the link.

"I think I may need a bathroom break.
Is this possible?"

wow, for the first time EVER, i can actually sympathize with our commander in chief.

Well Bush certainly must be shitting in his pants because they threw Brown to the wolves and now it looks like Chertoff is going too.

This just in:

"Chertoff delayed federal response, memo shows

By Jonathan S. Landay, Alison Young and Shannon
McCaffrey, Knight Ridder Newspapers
Tue Sep 13,10:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The federal official with the power to mobilize a massive federal response to Hurricane Katrina was Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, not the former FEMA chief who was relieved of his duties and resigned earlier this week, federal documents reviewed by Knight Ridder show.

Even before the storm struck the Gulf Coast, Chertoff could have ordered federal agencies into action without any request from state or local officials. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown had only limited authority to do so until about 36 hours after the storm hit, when Chertoff designated him as the "principal federal official" in charge of the storm.

As thousands of hurricane victims went without food, water and shelter in the days after Katrina's early morning Aug. 29 landfall, critics assailed Brown for being responsible for delays that might have cost hundreds of lives.

But Chertoff - not Brown - was in charge of managing the national response to a catastrophic disaster, according to the National Response Plan, the federal government's blueprint for how agencies will handle major natural disasters or terrorist incidents. An order issued by President Bush in 2003 also assigned that responsibility to the homeland security director."

Once they fire him there's only one more responsible figure to go. Pity it couldn't have been Cheney or Rumsfeld!

I'm really sad he can't punctuate.

Why didn't he just raise his hand with two fingers up?

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