Saturday, January 01, 2005

He's getting warmer...

Bush Raises Tsunami Aid Tenfold to $350 Million

"CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush, under pressure over the pace and scale of American aid to Asian tsunami victims, abruptly raised the U.S. contribution to $350 million on Friday, 10 times the amount pledged just two days ago.

The White House suggested U.S. assistance could rise still higher after a delegation headed by Secretary of State Colin Powell tours devastated areas next week and reports back to the president on the needs of an estimated 5 million tsunami survivors."

It's still a fraction of what Florida got during the last campai--er, hurricane season, but news seems to have travelled all the way to Crawford that the Boy King's decidedly unChristian initial pledge was causing a great deal of political damage--which in his book is the only real crisis requiring attention.

Now, if Jeb decides to run for Proconsul of Indonesia in '05 rather than POTUS in '08 during his upcoming campai--er, humanitarian mission to Asia, they could be looking at some real money.

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