Thursday, September 01, 2005

Not Making Sense

It's one thing for Tracy Warner to criticize the President's response to the New Orleans disaster; it's quite another to...well, read for yourself:
Bush did do one thing right: He called on former President Clinton to help in the relief effort. Too bad he didn't put Clinton in charge of the effort on Saturday, the day before the hurricane hit: The flood victims, many of them poor and black, would have been taken care of.
I'm not sure how you can write something like that and expect to be taken seriously.

UPDATE: Some interesting reader comments have been posted. Here's my response to them:
Now wait a minute, everyone -- I've got no problem with Warner criticizing the Bush Administration's response to what happened in New Orleans.

What I have a problem with is Warner's assertion that somehow all the victims would have been fine if President Clinton had been put in charge and his insinuation that Bush isn't doing everything he can to help the victims ("many of them poor and black") because the President is a racist and hates poor people.
UPDATE: Leo Morris responds to Tracy's comments (indirectly) on his blog.

UPDATE UPDATE: I misspoke -- Leo did more than indirectly respond to what Tracy wrote:
I guess I must look for complicated reasons for simple problems. I had presumed the lack of a brilliant performance in getting aid to the Gulf Coast might have been a combination of, 1) the fact that it was the biggest natural disaster to ever hit the United States in modern times and, 2) mistakes made by lots of people at all levels of government. Silly me. Anyone who's thought about it for a minute and a half knows in his bones that it was an evil plot by George Bush to get rid of a few thousand poor, black people. Need proof? Well, he didn't send Bill Clinton down to fix everything the day before the hurricane hit.



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