Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Chris Floyd over at Empire Burlesque has an excellent post which--if this were a sane, rational world--would put to rest once and for all the Bush team's spin and dodge of responsiblity regarding Katrina disaster response and relief efforts.

Snippet: "On Saturday, August 27, 2005--two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall--President George W. Bush assumed responsibility for the coordination of 'all disaster relief efforts' in the State of Louisiana. This is the specific, undisputed language of Bush's declaration of a State of Emergency, issued that day by the White House, and still available for viewing on the White House website. The responsibility for coordinating all disaster relief efforts in New Orleans clearly rested with the White House."

Now what we need--again, if this were a sane, rational world--is one of the White House press corp to muster all of his or her intestinal fortitude, stand, and ask Scott McClelland why after the President's announcement he failed to show real leadership, rally the various aid organizations and the National Guard, and lead the emergency response and relief effort in New Orleans. It would, of course, be something of a rhetorical question because those of us who are in fact reality based know the answer: George W. Bush cannot lead. He is mentally, emotionally, and intellectually incapable of leading. He is, however, very good at mismanagement, lack of foresight, irresponsibility, myopic 'staying the course', and generalized failure.