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September 12, 2005

Where was George?

-- by Thomas Leavitt

By sheer coincidence, I ran across a t-shirt I bought at Earth Day in 1990 (or thereabouts) just the other day. It is turquoise, with a the question "Where was George?" (in this case, Bush Sr.) blazoned across the fron in red and white stripes. At this point, sixteen years later, I have no idea what self-evident event the original creator was referencing, but when I saw it, the question seemed rather prescient. Here's a posting to an email list I'm on (Dave Farber's Interesting People) that provides an answer (email addresses deleted):

From: Rich Kulawiec
Date: September 12, 2005 8:11:26 AM EDT
To: David Farber
Subject: Katrina event timelines

(for IP, if you wish)

Thanks to BoingBoing ( http://boingboing.net/ ) I've found these
two instructive resources:


The Angry Panda Wiki | Topics / Hurricane Katrina Timeline

After working through them, I've come up with an answer to
"where were our leaders while this was going on?":

Aug 27: Bush on vacation in TX.
Aug 27: Cheney on vacation in WY.
Aug 28: Bush on vacation in TX.
Aug 28: Cheney on vacation in WY.
Aug 29: Bush to AZ to give speech. Back to TX.
Aug 29: Cheney on vacation in WY.
Aug 30: Bush to CA to give speech. Back to TX.
Aug 30: Cheney on vacation in WY.
Aug 31: Rice in NYC at "Spamalot" musical.
Aug 31: Bush to DC.
Aug 31: Cheney on vacation in WY.
Sep 1: Rice in NYC, plays tennis, shops for shoes in Manhattan.
Sep 1: Cheney to DC.


Posted by Thomas Leavitt at September 12, 2005 11:09 PM

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