Words vs. Deeds: McCain

Ken AshfordDisasters, Election 2008Leave a Comment

Let the McCain basking begin —

John McCain, speaking in Katrina-devestated New Orleans — June 3, 2008, on Obama:

The wrong change looks not to the future but to the past for solutions that have failed us before and will surely fail us again. I have a few years on my opponent, so I am surprised that a young man has bought in to so many failed ideas. Like others before him, he seems to think government is the answer to every problem; that government should take our resources and make our decisions for us. That type of change doesn’t trust Americans to know what is right or what is in their own best interests. It’s the attitude of politicians who are sure of themselves but have little faith in the wisdom, decency and common sense of free people. That attitude created the unresponsive bureaucracies of big government in the first place. And that’s not change we can believe in.

Emphasis mine.

That’s a pretty ballsy thing to say in New Orleans. I guess McCain is really serious about dealing with unresponsive bureaucracies, right?


Hmmmm.  Not so much.  (H/T and graphic from The Talent Show)