Sunday, September 04, 2005

vexation without representation

Tony Blair may be Bushie's prized bloodle, but when it comes to that family we call our allies, it seems as though the Brits are the red-headed step-children [emphasis added]
British families trapped in New Orleans last night claimed that US authorities had refused to evacuate them as Hurricane Katrina approached the city.

Although assistance was offered to US residents, British nationals were told they would have to fend for themselves. According to those who remain stranded in the stricken city, police had visited hotels and guest houses on the eve of the hurricane offering to evacuate Americans, but not Britons.

The order meant UK holidaymakers without cars were left helpless in the face of the hurricane. Some have been trapped in hotels and guest houses since the hurricane struck at 7am local time last Monday.
Bushevickian evacuation (v. intr.): To withdraw from or vacate a place or area, especially as a protective measure; to be utilized preferentially to save conservative Republican voters (preferably of the white and affluent variety).

UPDATE (7:13 PM EST): After turning down offers of assistance from Cuba & Venezuela as well as the US cities of Chicago & NYC & while allowing red-tape to hold-up much needed medical assistance, the US finally asked the EU & NATO for emergency assistance. Smooth move.

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