The Local Crank

Musings & Sardonic Commentary on Politics, Religion, Culture & Native American Issues. Bringing you the finest in radioactive screeds since 2002! "The Local Crank" newspaper column is distributed by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

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Location: Cleburne, Texas, United States

Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Truly Astonishing

Turns out that when President Bush said "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees" in New Orleans following Katrina, he had forgotten the briefing he received BEFORE the hurricane struck that specifically referred to the danger of the levees breaching. Though, to be fair, perhaps the President was asleep, since he didn't bother to ask any questions. In response to the recently-released tapes, the latest damning evidence of the Bush Administration's penchant for incompetence and mendacity, a Homeland Security spokesdrone said, "There's nothing new or insightful on these tapes." And on that, we are in agreement.


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