What a surprise to read Ex-Bush aides say he never recovered from Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who spoke candidly about the political impact of the government’s poor handling of the natural disaster.
I wonder if these two advisers have given much thought about the impact of the government’s poor handling of the disaster on the actual victims of the storm.
Losing your bully pulpit can’t be all that bad when the end result is at term’s end you get to go home. If Katrina victims had the option Bush is facing, most would consider they’d recovered; but, you can’t go home without a home.
On the other hand, I stopped by Editilla’s place this morning to see what he’d hung on the Ladder and read a heart breaking reminder that some lost even more than their home.
If there’s an anger I have it’s against the political establishment at the time Katrina happened. They failed miserably and one of the ramifications was my sister getting killed.
It didn’t have to be somehow seems even sadder.