Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Linkage: Hurricane Edition

OK, So Far Looks like no major Evangelical leader has gotten loose with a statement attributing the hurricane to God's judgment. This article in the Washington Post does find a few folks who make that connection, but as far as I can tell, these people are just knuckleheads with web sites, and this blog is further proof that it's not hard to be a knucklehead with a website. (Please note: I expand on the article in this post)

Oh, No, She's Not Sayin' That No, she did. Yesterday, wife and mother of Presidents Barbara Bush, while touring the Astrodome, commented on the refugees:
"Almost everyone I'’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston. What I'’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."
Shorter Barbara Bush: "Let them eat cake". No, I am not making this up.

Oh. My. God. Seems there is plenty of blame to share. Brad DeLong quotes a Times-Picayune article from July on the City of New Orleans evacuation plan for people without cars: issue a DVD essentially telling them, "You are on your own". No, I am not making this up.

Truth/Lies Maybe natural disasters are like war - they both kill the truth. Michael Frookin keeps track at Discourse.net

Rumble, Rumble I'm not sure how the Administration's message people are going to suggest that this is "just playing politics" or "blind hatred of the President", because people clearly on the right are beginning to, um, take issue with the President's response. Greg Djerejian of Belgravia Dispatch says, in part:
Well, here at B.D. we'’re sick of the empty bear hugs and cutesy nicknames, the circle the wagons damage control mentality, cheap ass-covering and rampant buck-passing, the guitar-strumming and talk of Trent Lott'’s porch looking all antebellum swell post reconstruction and Kennebunkport '‘let them move to Texas' insouciance.

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