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While Rome Burns & the Crescent City Drowns...
President Bush happily picked guitar at one of his famous spin rallies yesterday before a typically cherry-picked audience in Colorado yesterday:
Associated Press photo
Other U.S. Presidents, including his father, made a beeline for major U.S. disaster areas, but not this President. Apparently, the only disasters he appreciates are those he can leverage to invade other countries. The closest he has gotten to this disaster is a 20,000 foot fly-over. A FLY-BY.
It took him 3 days to realize the magnitude of this disaster even though it has had wall-to-wall coverage on CNN and all of the networks. (Of course, it took him 3 days to respond to the Indonesian tsunami, too... but this effected HIS constituents, HIS voters).
He is either woefully uninformed about the daily happenings in the lives of the people he serves or woefully callous. I'm not sure which is worse. And most of these people voted for him!! Now there's a big fat thank you.
Wide swatches of his beautiful Red States have been dropped through a worm hole to the 19th century. Lawlessness and devastation prevail. There's no fresh water, no electricity, no phone service, no mail service, no sanitation. The entire economic base of lower Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama has been eradicated. There's no tax base left to provide for recovery.
The death toll escalates with the rising flood waters.
Where's the National Guard -- DEPLOYED in Iraq. They were never supposed to leave this country exposed for so long.
Where's George? Safely in his cocoon, as usual.