Over at Making Light, Teresa Nielsen-Hayden has a long post about the Bush administration’s poor showing in New Orleans a year after Katrina. This is my favorite part of this excellent post:
White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said, “The president has set the federal government on the course to fulfill its obligations.” You know the guy in the meeting who, when asked to report on the progress he’s made on his part of the project, says “I’ve made some preliminary phone calls”? You know how that actually means he hasn’t done a damned thing since the previous meeting? “Setting the federal government on the course to fulfill its obligations” is just like that.
I think this guy used to work with me! Ha!