A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

W Pleads Guilty

So he should of done it a couple days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

I don't care - he did it, and it was the right thing to do.

Today, September 13, 2005 President George W. Bush said the following:

"To the extent the federal government didn't fully do its job right.............,


Way to go Mr. President! Way to go.

He said - that he wants to find out if the nation is capable of dealing with another storm or a severe attack. I'd like to know that also.

He said, "I want to know what went right and what went wrong." So do I.

Republicans and Democrats have one unique goal - to prove that the other party should not lead. Republicans may be wincing that the President blatantly took the heat, and Democrats may be preparing their "gotcha" soundbytes, but this is not a time for either, regardless of whether you love, or hate him.

This is a time for every elected official around the nation to take a lesson from the countless criminal defendants around the nation - sometimes, you have to plea guilty.


  1. Anonymous10:49 PM

    If I was a judge, I wouldn't accept the plea. It's too late and he's not really accepting responsibility. He's saying that *if* the feds messed up, then he takes responsibility. How about saying that they did screw up and that he's sorry. You'll never hear that from his mouth.

  2. If I were Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, I would ask the persecutors(presumably standing at the podium) to please read Article 1, Section 8 in its entirity and tell me 1) where is the President's power over Katrina, and if it isn't there, why is the criminal plea analogy appropriate, and 2) why, given counsel's oath to preserve the Constitution, one taken in every state of the Union, are they in God's name making such a statement.

    Note that I'm not a Bush supporter per se but he certainly has done a great deal more than Clinton did during the Andrew debacle.