The press conference? Yes once the good general cut loose the press became very quiet. I think he may have shot the next one to make a smart-assed remark. This guy has his 4th star in the bag.
Somebody on the live thread said that they had known him before and he was TAME on TV.
Somebody else said it looked like he could have pulled out his pistol, shot the reporter, and said, "Take that, you Commie bastard!"
posted on 09/05/2005 9:10:41 PM PDT
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The White House should really consider this guy for Press Secretary. He's got what it takes to handle the media these days! I've never heard a briefing like this where the person taking questions just simply said what needed to be said.
posted on 09/05/2005 9:38:46 PM PDT
OK, I saw this press conference live, and I had a very different read on it. The reporters were asking legitimate questions about the two chains of command in LA, because D Gov. Blanco had refused to federalize the relief effort, like Alabama and Miss. had (with R governors). That means the National Guard and the U.S. armed forces where under separate command in LA. Reports were coming in that this led to a lot of red tape and difficulty coordinating the relief effort. Director of Homeland Security came lame response that "everyone was in the same room and got along OK".
The general (who is not well spoken- uses a lot of dees and dats) went on a rant that was not dissimilar to the NO mayor. During his bluster he said the reports were B.S. He asked the source of the report and was told it from an area congressman. This was embarrassing to the general, not the reporter. He said he would have to apologize to the congressman later.
The follow up question had to do with violence in NO. The kind of stuff we've all been reading about for days on FR. He said there was no violence and everything was absolutely under control.
I don't buy it. This guy is all bluff and did not represent the armed forces well. He's covering up for the Democrat governor of LA and downplaying the armed thugs running around the city. He bluster is probably pretty effective in getting subordinates to hop to and for intimidating girl reporters, but if I was his commander I would question his veracity and ask some more pointed questions.
The press conference? Yes once the good general cut loose the press became very quiet. I think he may have shot the next one to make a smart-assed remark
What a nice image. Arrogant ignorant self important jerks think they are above any sort of "rules". Nice to see someone stomp them. I suspect you are going to see more of this. My toleration for their utter stupidity is gone. These jerks want to play "hardball" fine let's play hardball. Think a guy that has combat experience is going to play it a lot better then the moral cowards of the "news" media. He hit it just right. When a person gets trapped in one of these self feeding hysteric emotional feed back loops, as so many "reporter" are right now, the way to snap them out of it is to verbally hit back at them hard.
posted on 09/06/2005 2:31:35 AM PDT
(If it is all Bush's fault, why will Gov Blanco still not let the Feds take over?)
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