Our troops must feel abandoned by all of us as a media-driven storm is being portrayed as the one Moses was holding in reserve for the Pharaoh.
Bush is now in New Orleans more than Nagin, who has found Dallas more to his liking. It is high time that the President put someone in charge of The Great New New Orleans Rebuild, stop being a governor and get back to overseeing death and destruction of the rags.
Billions will be squandered where they call counties parishes and nothing can or will prevent it. The budget is already more than $200,000 per refugee, er evacuee, and if anyone believes the current figures, they must have just arrived from Fillintheblankistan.
Right now Bush’s humanity has painted him into a corner; the man is truly moved by what has happened to the people of the Gulf Coast, perhaps stung somewhat by the Left’s hysterical and unfounded criticism, and he's also making amends and trying to shore up his poll numbers.
But enough; commanders in chief do not do curb and gutter. The president must put this job in the hands of someone who will manage at least the project’s first stage; tomorrow is not soon enough. It needs to be a manager/business man, not a politician or someone seeking to enhance their career.
This is a thankless job.
Mayor Rudi is an obvious, but a naive choice; no one with Oval Office thoughts would touch this with Bill Clinton’s hands. Same, same: McCain, and every Democrat in America.
Tommy Franks comes to mind, but who can blame someone who devoted their entire adult life to the nation for keeping a low profile? For my money it’s Ross Perot… if you want it done and done right.
And speaking as a taxpayer, New New Orleans should be made over; there’s little reason to rebuild at all if it ends up being managed by a Nagin or “protected” by cops who are on the take, loot and in the end simply run away.
And now comes Rita or Ruthie or whatthehellever... the news media, especially cable TV, has failed its responsibility... between the media hysteria and the understandable instinct of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for self-preservation, the disaster in the Lone Star state won't be water, it's cars, gasoline and a still burning bus full of charred senior citizens.
Much like a physician who orders every medical test known for even routine patients because he does not want to be sued by malpractice attorney-sharks... so too are the local politicians who would be committing political suicide if they didn't run around like Chicken Little for anything more than a small wind storm.
Run For Yer Lives!
The result is over-reaction in Houston Texas. Houston is not nestled in a swamp like its neighbor to the east. There were not and are not, nor will there be 10,000 dead or a need for 25,000 body bags... and in Texas this won't amount to a molehill in the state's long history.... this is a "story" driven by the leftists willing to use mother nature and her death and destruction to attack a Republican president, and nothing more... while aided and abetted by hysterical reporters who have their ruffled panties in a twist over very little. b
In a matter of 48 hours anyone with common sense will understand that Lovely Rita was next to nothing, relatively speaking, and should have been reported as such.
Don't git stuck on stupid.