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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Heading Toward New Orleans

It is sad to see another hurricane barreling its way toward New Orleans but I suppose there is a certain poetic justice for President Bush that it might land there on Monday on the same day Bush is expected to speak at the Republican Convention. For the residents of the Gulf states, of course I hope the hurricane misses you entirely. However, this I point it out because this story will reflect poorly on a President that so poorly managed our response to Hurricane Katrina.

As a blogger recently put it: "Excuse Me, Pat Robertson, But Why Is God Sending Another Hurricane Towards New Orleans For The Start Of The GOP Convention?"

TPM describes the situation thusly:

MSNBC just noted that with Gustav likely to hit the Gulf Coast next week this could be a "split-screen convention" for the Republicans.


A Gulf Coast hurricane disrupting the GOP's messaging during convention week -- three years after Katrina hit (the anniversary is tomorrow) -- the irony would be enough to make my head explode.

3 comments:

doctorj2u said...

In truth, the only thing Obama has done for NOLA is give a speech there more than a year after the storm. But, hey, that is more than our own governemnt has done in 3 years.

michael said...

Hey doc,

Actually, Senator Obama did a great deal after Katrina. I refer you to the following link. http://thinkonthesethings.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/when-the-cameras-are-off-barack-obamas-hurricane-katrina-record/

However, you are right that whatever he did was a lot more than W did!

Anonymous said...

Hey doc,

Actually, Senator Obama did a great deal after Katrina. I refer you to the following link. http://thinkonthesethings.wordpress.com/2007/08/29/when-the-cameras-are-off-barack-obamas-hurricane-katrina-record/

However, you are right that whatever he did was a lot more than W did!