This editorial in the NY Times this morning expresses much of what I’m feeling right now. And David Brooks notes the inequities in who is left to suffer the most. And there will be political fallout. I can imagine Bush sitting around saying, “Well, they should have evacuated.” Here’s an absolutely fabulous post explaining why they didn’t and why they’re looting (hat tip, Rob).
I’m sad and angry. By every account the Governors of both states have done what they can. They’ve been begging for help from the federal government and it’s been slow to come. And Bush’s smugness drives me crazy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look sympathetic or speak sympathetically. His primary reaction seems to be bravado. Faced with disaster, rather than be sympathetic to those who’ve been effected, he looks for someone to fight. Who you gonna fight this time, Bush? God? I’d like to see that.