I learned about this Borowitz guy from Bag reader OLC. It’s a great daily read for a nice little laugh in the morning. This was Wednesday’s entry:
BUSH PRAISES SWIFTNESS OF HURRICANE RITA PHOTO-OPS
But Says Government Must Create Impression of Concern Even Faster in Future
In a televised speech to the nation last night, President George W. Bush praised the Federal government for responding swiftly to Hurricane Rita with well-crafted, high-quality photo opportunities showing him looking concerned, but said that the government needs to create the impression of concern even faster in the future.
Mr. Bush said the fact that the government provided the first images of him looking grave and engaged in the crisis even before Hurricane Rita slammed into the Texas and Louisiana coastline showed that it had learned the lessons of Hurricane Katrina.
â€œAfter Hurricane Katrina, it was hours before the American people saw the first photos of me furrowing my brow and looking serious,â€ Mr. Bush said. â€œBut with Rita, we had high-quality images of me looking worried right from the get-go.â€
While praising the swiftness of the governmentâ€™s photo-op response to Rita, the president said that â€œmuch work still needs to be doneâ€ to ensure that the government will produce high-quality post-disaster photo-ops even faster in the future.
To that end, he said he was creating a new government bureaucracy, the Federal Emergency Image Management Agency, which would provide the president with lighting, cameras, and dramatic backdrops within minutes of any national emergency.
â€œIn times of crisis, the president needs to send the American people the following message,â€ the president concluded. â€œMessage: I look like I care.â€
Elsewhere, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wed in a private ceremony over the weekend, vowing to love, honor and obey each other longer than Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney.