It’s starting to sound like Lord of the Flies.
And political accusations are starting to get dirty. I’m not going to rehash them here, but Blinq has an excellent assortment in the item, If We All Got Our News by Blog posted today.
Nevertheless, one has to wonder whether Mr. Bush or his handlers are truly in touch with what’s going on. In particular, his statement that no one anticipated that the levees might break is at odds with a decade of history. Reuters today had an item tracing the history of predictions of what might happen if that took place.
E. J. Dionne had some trenchant comments for those who seem to think that government is a bad thing and must be emasculated through tax cuts.
I do think it’s clear that the mayor loves his city and is very frustrated at the slowness of help. I think it’s still too soon to know whether his complaints are justified.