Well if don’t we have just the most down-home, regular guy, “Aww, shucks!” president.
Visiting New Orleans yesterday for the first time in three months, Bush gave the town a heckuva testimonial:
“It's a heck of a place to bring your family. It's a great place to find some of the greatest food in the world and it's a heck of a lot of fun.”
I imagine the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is pretty gosh-darn grateful for the president’s ebullient praise.
Or perhaps not.
Bush may have made a heckuva faux pas using those particular words in the Crescent City. Remember, last year he infamously said incompetent FEMA head Michael “Brownie” Brown was doing “a heckuva job” with his response to Hurricane Katrina.
That verbal pat on the back simultaneously exemplified the cronyism that has tainted the highest levels of our government, and bolstered the opinion that Bush is oblivious to all the catastrophes besetting the country under his watch.
Some more quotes from Bush’s visit to New Orleans:
“They’ve got a place here called Pat O’Brien’s. Buy a drink, and you get to keep the glass. In other words, it’s a heckuva deal.”
“I was watching one of them Girls Gone Wild videos from Mardi Gras the other day when Laura was out shopping for (presidential Scottie dog) Barney. Man, these girls were showin’ their (expletive deleted) and (expletive deleted) for cheap plastic beads!
“I thought it was a heckuva party,” he continued. “Well, until I spotted the twins (Barbara and Jenna) in there.”