Sunday, September 04, 2005


Via Kevin Drum, Laura Rosen posts this comment from a Dutch viewer regarding one of Bush's disaster area photo ops:
There was a striking dicrepancy between the CNN International report on the Bush visit to the New Orleans disaster zone, yesterday, and reports of the same event by German TV.

ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had left and that others which were allegedly being set up were abandoned at the same time.

The people in the area were once again left to fend for themselves, said ZDF.

Once again I turn to Lily Tomlin, who must have been anticipating the Bush administration when she said "No matter how cynical you get, you can never keep up."

At this point I really, really have to wonder: Is anyone home? Is Bush a genuine sociopath? I mean, taking from the poor and giving to the rich, that's evil, good old-fashioned Republican evil, and I can get my head around that. But setting up a food distribution center for the purpose of a photo-op, and then tearing it down while surrounded by hundreds of famished, traumatized refugees? That, my friends, is cartoon evil.

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