Skip to comments.Columnist Faults Bush on Sniper Attacks (Looney,Liberal Fool slams bush)
Posted on 10/24/2002 9:03:42 AM PDT by cody32127
Hours after news broke of arrests in the sniper case, New York Newsday hit newsstands with a column blaming President Bush for not doing enough to catch D.C.'s serial killer.
Headlined "Bush Should Take a Walk Near Home" and prominently placed on page 3, columnist Jimmy Breslin's piece excoriated Bush for campaigning for Republicans across the country instead of staying at home while his city was under siege - and even suggested that the president was a coward for leaving town.
"Bush should have been taking a walk through Silver Spring or Rockville," complained the writer who came to prominence during New York's notorious Son-of-Sam serial murder case.
"That was his job. He pledged to defend the nation. He could have started by helping to repel the attack on Washington.
"It was one thing that Bush was completely disdainful of the World Trade Center," the columnist bellyached. "He and his people hate New York. He barely showed for a year. And they blew the attack. They blew it because any threats to New York weren't of such vital interest."
Breslin then claimed that the reason Bush allegedly doesn't like New York is because he's a bigot.
"New York is filled with blacks and Jews and all kinds of Hispanics and Asians who don't vote right," he wrote. "We don't bother with them during an election, then why stop everything and concentrate on some threat to the place?"
The incendiary writer then said Bush feels the same way about the D.C. area, arguing, "nobody in the shooting area, in Montgomery County towns, voted for him."
Breslin compared Bush unfavorably to President Lyndon Johnson, who he claimed had defied a Secret Service warning about threats to his safety to march behind slain President John F. Kennedy's casket.
"I'd rather be shot than let anybody think I'm afraid to go out on that street," Johnson said, according to the writer. Breslin then concluded, "Somebody should have shown George Bush the words."
The ill-timed column appeared in millions of copies of Newsday distributed throughout New York City and Long Island, but had vanished for about an hour from the paper's Web site Thursday morning. By 10:30 a.m., however, it had reappeared online.
x42 should have been working as a gas station attendand in Montgomery County.
Sounds to me like he's a little ANGRY about Jews and blacks and is just using Bush to get that out!! EVERY liberal I know spouts hatred abut thse two groups....I never hear a conservative say these things.
Just ignore this jerkoff.
Gore - 232,453
Bush - 124,580
That sounds more like it, with all the federal-government bureaucrats living in the 'burbs, who typically vote Democrat.
This from the guy who called a female Newsday co-worker a "slanty-eyed cur"?!?!