Thursday, October 14, 2004

Meeting the Congressional Black Caucus

Boy, George sure got in a good one last night. When that liberal from Massachusetts stated that George hadn't even met with the Congressional Black Caucus, he was ready. Why of course he'd met with the CBC. Silly Massachusetts liberal.

Well, about that. Using Bush's logic, Senator Barry Goldwater, Former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford and the ever awesome rock god, Ozzy Osborne have met with me. You see, I once photographed an event for the City of Scottsdale where my job was to corral Senator Goldwater and Gov. Mofford for a photograph, and years later, I snagged back stage passes from a friend and showed up in Ozzy's dressing room (man he's short). But they did meet with me.

Bush's meeting the CBC is much the same affair. After yearsof being ignored, as noted in a letter to President Bush from Elijah E. Cummings, head of the CBC..:
Mr. President, I need not remind you that the CBC's requests for meetings with you have gone unanswered for more than two-and-one-half years. As a result, you and your Administration have had less opportunity to receive the expertise, wisdom and insights of our 39 Members on a wide variety of significant national and international issues including: the current crisis in Iraq, the double-digit unemployment in the African American community and the overall state of the American economy, homeland security and our defense against terrorism, our bilateral relationships with African nations, and the many other domestic and international challenges facing our country.
...the CBC finally got tired of waiting for a reply, and showed up at the White House. Good one, George.