So my wife and I were watching the fundraiser for the victims of Katrina on MSNBC last night when Mike Myers and Kayne West appeared on the screen. It was obvious from the way Mayers kept looking off camera that something was up with West’s little tirade. Apparently, West did not just deviate from what the teleprompter said he was not even close to the meaning of what he was supposed to say. When it was Myers’s turn to speak, his lead in line didn’t make any sense to what West just said. Then, when it went back to West, he said, “George Bush doesn’t like black people.” What an idiot. You can read the full story here.
Maybe someone should point out to West that Bush has more blacks in high-level posts on his administration than any other president. Bush certainly is not the best president we’ve ever had, and I think his response to New Orleans was pitifully slow–but to make a blanket statement that he does not like blacks shows the speaker’s own prejudices and is disingenuous if not slanderous. If West wants to be pissed at someone, he should be pissed at the looters and the snipers in New Orleans who are killing both poor blacks and poor whites; pissed at the mayor of New Orleans who didn’t send out city school busses that could have been used to pull people out of the city; and pissed at himself for ruining a sincere effort to help the needy. I wonder what the percentages of donations were before West’s ramblings and after….
Updated Sunday, Sept. 4 8:52 AM
This was on the Drudge Report today, further pointing to the mayor as the person with the most blood on his hands:
Louisiana disaster plan, pg 13, para 5 , dated 01/00
‘The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating’…