August 31, 2005

Katrina: Bush vs Clinton

Bill Clinton would already have been down there. He would not have hesitated, he would not have gone to give a speech comparing Iraq with World War II. He would not have flown to Washington. He would not have taken a month vacation, anyway. And he would be there now, walking with the people, sharing their pain, and sharing their grief. He would be a real, natural human being.

That Bush is waiting almost a week to go there is yet another reflection of his crude, lumbering nature, reminiscent of his halting, dopey response to 9/11. That he has not addressed the nation by now is shameful.

Where is our President? He is hunkered down with Rove trying to figure out what the best way is to respond to all this, so he looks good. Katrina could very well prove to be the tipping point of his Presidency.

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