To the political left “which way did they go George” is the biggest gift in 80 years. A quick sampling courtesy of Editilla and the Times Picayune.
First off is a particularily insightful post over at We Could be Famous. I’ve been threatening to redo our blogroll for a while now. Consider this is a sneak peek because these guys are in when I get around to re-arranging the left sidebar. A short snippet:
It has been quite frustrating as a progressive living in New Orleans. Here’s part of what I think happened:
Within the first few weeks of the storm, conservative talk radio had effectively galvanized listener opinion against storm victims. They intoned against victims of Katrina, simultaneously using racial imagery to depict victims of the federal flood and of slow administration response as responsible for their own predicament while pushing back hard against a caricatured interpretation of Kanye West’s allegations of overt racism on the part of the administration.
While the vast majority of the American public tithed generously and remained largely sympathetic, the larger Right found refuge from accountability on the issues of poverty and race within the bosom of their base. This proved to be enough political cover to kill Democratic efforts for an independent commission on the Bush administration’s Katrina response. Continue reading “Good Job Brownie: Bushie’s remarks invite a blizzard of editorial reaction. Historical forecast? Ask the ghost of Herbert Hoover….”