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Wally_in_Cincy
08-09-2004, 10:59 AM
<font color="blue">Well let's see, the other day Kerry took a page from Michael Moore and derided Bush for continuing to read to the school kids for 7 minutes after the second plane hit. Below is a transcript from a recent Larry King show :</font color>

KING: Where were you on 9/11?

HEINZ KERRY: You know, it's very interesting. I landed at National Airport less than 12 hours before, coming from Pennsylvania, where I was doing a prescription drugs thing -- meeting. And I came in from Pittsburgh, landed at National, and that's the last time I landed at National for quite a while.

KING: How'd you hear about it?

HEINZ KERRY: I was at home in Washington. I had just come in and I got a call...

KERRY: I think I called.

HEINZ KERRY: And they said, look at the TV. I looked at the TV and I couldn't believe it.

KING: Where were you?

KERRY: I was in the Capitol. We'd just had a meeting -- we'd just come into a leadership meeting in Tom Daschle's office, looking out at the Capitol. And as I came in, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid were standing there, and we watched the second plane come in to the building. And we shortly thereafter sat down at the table and then we just realized nobody could think, and then boom, right behind us, we saw the cloud of explosion at the Pentagon. And then word came from the White House, they were evacuating, and we were to evacuate, and so we immediately began the evacuation.

<font color="blue">The plane that hit the Pentagon was about 35 minutes after the second plane hit the WTC.

Senator Kerry should think twice before following MM's lead.</font color>

pooltchr
08-09-2004, 02:25 PM
Kerry said they were so upset that "nobody could think"????????? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Yessir! That's the kind of person I want to be in charge!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif



NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

cheesemouse
08-10-2004, 05:20 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Kerry said they were so upset that "nobody could think"????????? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Yessir! That's the kind of person I want to be in charge!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif



NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif <hr /></blockquote>


Can I infer from this that you prefer someone who thinks the same thing no matter how events change things...that is what you have now, frozen thought, unchanging thought...have it your way but please think about it.

pooltchr
08-10-2004, 06:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cheesemouse:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Kerry said they were so upset that "nobody could think"????????? /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Yessir! That's the kind of person I want to be in charge!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif



NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif <hr /></blockquote>


Can I infer from this that you prefer someone who thinks the same thing no matter how events change things...that is what you have now, frozen thought, unchanging thought...have it your way but please think about it. <hr /></blockquote>

No. You can infer from my statement that I would like to have a leader that can keep his head in a crisis and not get so caught up in the emotional side of the events that they become frozen into inaction.

Wally_in_Cincy
08-10-2004, 08:25 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote cheesemouse:</font><hr> Can I infer from this that you prefer someone who thinks the same thing no matter how events change things...that is what you have now, frozen thought, unchanging thought...have it your way but please think about it. <hr /></blockquote>

I just thought it was hypocritical of Kerry to bash Bush over 7 minutes when he admits they sat around for 35 not knowing what to do.

Ross
08-10-2004, 05:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> I just thought it was hypocritical of Kerry to bash Bush over 7 minutes when he admits they sat around for 35 not knowing what to do. <hr /></blockquote>

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone knew what was going on. I don't blame Bush or Kerry or anyone else for that - 9/11 caught everyone by surprise.

But comparing time-to-action for a Senator in the legislative branch with no power over anyone to that of the Commander-in-Chief is really comparing apples and oranges. In times of crisis, the President is expected to exercise leadership over the CIA, the FBI, the FAA, and even the armed forces, and make quick, on-the-spot decisions if necessary. On the other hand, I imagine most of the Senators were like most of us who had no power to really do anything right then - they were watching the TV coverage of an attack in New York to find out what was going on.

Actually, initially I didn't think Bush continuing to read to the children was a big deal. I recognize that everyone is brilliant in hindsight, so in general I'm skeptical of a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking. But the more I think about it, it was a bit weird that he kept reading after being told that the second WTC tower had been hit, since at that point he should have known that we were likely under attack. I would think at that point he would have felt a bit more urgency to take a leadership role. I think it is kind of symptomatic of his Presidency, where he seems inclined to let the Cheney's and Rumsfeld's make the decisions.

I don't think Kerry should be mentioning it though- it makes him look petty.

cheesemouse
08-10-2004, 07:34 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Ross:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> I just thought it was hypocritical of Kerry to bash Bush over 7 minutes when he admits they sat around for 35 not knowing what to do. <hr /></blockquote>

Well, to be fair, I don't think anyone knew what was going on. I don't blame Bush or Kerry or anyone else for that - 9/11 caught everyone by surprise.

But comparing time-to-action for a Senator in the legislative branch with no power over anyone to that of the Commander-in-Chief is really comparing apples and oranges. In times of crisis, the President is expected to exercise leadership over the CIA, the FBI, the FAA, and even the armed forces, and make quick, on-the-spot decisions if necessary. On the other hand, I imagine most of the Senators were like most of us who had no power to really do anything right then - they were watching the TV coverage of an attack in New York to find out what was going on.

Actually, initially I didn't think Bush continuing to read to the children was a big deal. I recognize that everyone is brilliant in hindsight, so in general I'm skeptical of a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking. But the more I think about it, it was a bit weird that he kept reading after being told that the second WTC tower had been hit, since at that point he should have known that we were likely under attack. I would think at that point he would have felt a bit more urgency to take a leadership role. I think it is kind of symptomatic of his Presidency, where he seems inclined to let the Cheney's and Rumsfeld's make the decisions.

I don't think Kerry should be mentioning it though- it makes him look petty.

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Very nice post Ross...and I should add a very thoughtful post