The Bush Translator
I hope people don't play politics at this time of a natural disaster the likes of which this country has never seen.What he means:
I hope people don't point out that I cut funding for New Orleans' Army Corps of Engineers. I hope they don't question why I appointed an estate planning lawyer to head FEMA. I hope they don't notice that we have had four years to be prepared for exactly this type of event, but we aren't. I hope they don't ask how I could possibly have been goofing off, joking and playing mynew guitar instead of making the decisions and commands necessary to get troops into the area as soon as possible. I hope they don't ask why I'm not doing my job.(Some links via Atrios.)
More: "Do not eat in public. Do not drink in public. It could cause a mob situation."