Thursday, September 08, 2005

This is no game

From the New York Times:

At a contentious press briefing on Wednesday, the White House spokesman, Scott McClellan, used the phrase "blame game" eight separate times as he tried to push back on criticism of the White House effort.

If I hear the phrase "blame game" one more time I am going to go completely bitchcakes. It's not a fucking "game." Nothing about this in any way resembles a "game." Trying to determine who made the mistakes that resulted in thousands dead and dying is not a "game." Making these determinations in order to prevent a repeat of such calamitous inadequacy is not a "game." Enough already.


Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Yes, yes, yes!!!

Although it might be fun to see you go completely bitchcakes...

10:45 PM, September 08, 2005  
Blogger Scrivener said...

"bitchcakes." Heh, heh-heh-heh.

9:27 AM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger liz said...

I love you, APL. You say exactly what I'm thinking, only you articulate it better.

9:28 AM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger ccw said...


The politicians seem to be losing sight that this about people. Our country's citizens were left in deplorable conditions to die and it should never have happened and should never happen again. I, too, am sick of the blame. Can't someone just take responsibility and vow that it will not happen again??

9:37 AM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger Songbird said...

Whatever happened to the notion of "The Buck Stops Here?"
Also, what Scrivener said.

11:30 AM, September 09, 2005  
Anonymous nutso-ranter said...

Not to take the focus away from your otherwise awesome and serious post... but I love the word "bitchcakes".

Does anyone else get the sense that W. is up there in the Oval Office asking himself, "why does everyone blame me? its not my fault some natural disaster flooded New Orleans. Plus, I thought Congress was supposed to make the laws?"

well, um... yeah Mr. President. But you're the chief executive. you know? The "action" arm of the government? It means you're supposed to fucking do something. (excuse my split infinitive)

I think he really doesn't get it. The whole idea of being accountable is obviously a new concept. Oh? People actually want me to DO something with all the taxes we collect? Well why didn't anyone tell me? I thought it was just my private little fund I could use to take vacations, dilly-dally in Iraq, and do anything else I wanted with...


11:57 AM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

I personally prefer to get ripshit. Its my favorite word.

Well, Michael Brown was just booted out. Thank goodness for small favors.

2:10 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger Chatty Cricket said...

I think we should all go bitchcakes.

Good riddance to Michael Brown (although we all know I'm not interested in seeking responsibility- yet)

2:16 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger Tom Bozzo said...

I'd seen a Daily Show "b**** g***" montage that was almost as funny as "bitchcakes," in a grind-down-your-tooth-enamel way. But I think you're dead on, which makes it more amazing to consider that the probability "b**** g***" wasn't tested with a focus group is zero.

4:44 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger jo(e) said...

See if you frame it as a "blame game," then anyone who criticizes the Bush administration is just a child. And children are supposed to be seen and not heard. Because Daddy is always right.

8:14 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Welcome to Momtothelady and Tom Bozzo! And a welcome back to nutso ranter.

8:32 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

They do anything they can to lighten up the situation so that they make anyone countering them look petty. I am sick of it! This was a big-time screw up. Investigations must be had. Things must change.

8:46 PM, September 09, 2005  
Blogger susan said...

I got so irritated listening to the news reports about Michael Brown being "reassigned" to national duties while Admiral Allen is being brought in to run FEMA's Katrina efforts. The spokesperson quoted said something to the effect that Brown had done "all he could" in the face of the devastation. well, maybe it was all he *could* do but I'd have a heck of a lot more faith in a government where someone was capable of admitting a mistake.

9:46 PM, September 09, 2005  

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