Tuesday, September 06, 2005
actually, he doesn't understand...
george bush recently took a stroll around poplarville, mississippi.
and he understands that.
"I understand. I understand the damage. I understand the devastation. I understand the destruction. I understand how long it's going to take. And we're with you. That's what I want you to know," he told the residents of Poplarville, where some trees fell on carports.
in a related note,the war president also visited with a couple folks in biloxi...
cnn video footage recorded this exchange:
[Bush strides up to two African American women, who are sisters. Hovering nearby is a white guy wearing shades and shorts.
With the cameras rolling, Bush hugs the two women, one of whom starts sobbing.]
Bush to women: "There's a Salvation Army center that I want to, that I'll tell you where it is, and they'll get you some help. I'm sorry . . . They'll help you. . . . "
Woman 1: "I came here looking for clothes. . . . "
Bush: "They'll get you some clothes, at the Salvation Army center. . . . "
Woman 1: "We don't have anything. . . . "
Bush: "I understand. . . . Do you know where the center is, that I'm talking to you about?"
Guy with shades: "There's no center there, sir, it's a truck."
Bush: "There's trucks?"
Guy: "There's a school, a school about two miles away. . . . "
Bush: "But isn't there a Salvation center down there?"
Guy: "No that's wiped out. . . . "
Bush: "A temporary center?"
Guy: "No sir they've got a truck there, for food."
Bush: "That's what I'm saying, for food and water."
Bush then turns to the woman who's been saying how she needs clothes and tells her: "You need food and water."