Claim: E-mail reproduces Ben Stein’s defense of President Bush’s actions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005]
Is this written by Ben Stein?
A few truths, for those who have ears and eyes and care to know the truth:
1.) The hurricane that hit New Orleans and Mississippi and Alabama was an astonishing tragedy. The suffering and loss of life and peace of mind of the residents of those areas is acutely horrifying.
2.) George Bush did not cause the hurricane. Hurricanes have been happening for eons. George Bush did not create them or unleash this one.
3.) George Bush did not make this one worse than others. There have been far worse hurricanes than this before George Bush was born.
[Rest of article here.]
Origins: The flip side to articles such as Michael Moore‘s criticism of President
Many people are evidently unfamiliar with Ben Stein as a political figure, knowing him primarily through his acting roles in films such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and his television work (as the monotonic science teacher
Last updated: 6 September 2005