Perhaps this summary might make more impact?
When the White House considers that damage control is as important for its image as it is for the destruction of an entire American city, there is something wrong with the leaders of the country.
There is no slack to cut here. The President has a responsibility to his people to be sure that all of them are cared for. The concern for Trent Lott’s lost house pretty much sums it all up.
And it doesn’t change my mind one iota that we are doing the right thing, asking for his impeachment. His assumption that we have, as a whole country, mandated his behaviour is wrong headed and dangerous, and he is the biggest threat to our national security. I’m not talking here about our ability to protect ourselves from terrorists, but our ability to care for our own.
I don’t know about you, but I am seeing huge gaps between what we have been promised and what we have seen delivered. This gap is in the cost of living, in the rising poverty levels, and the general failure of our leaders to provide equal opportunities for everyone.
Let’s face it: As someone pointed out recently, if the flood had been New York, we’d have seen the helicopters within 24 hours.
It may be decades before New Orleans can be inhabited again. FEMA’s failure is every bit as much GW Bush’s responsibility as it is the head of the agency’s.
May he receive the same treatment we saw fit to give those prisoners of war.