Saturday, September 03, 2005

Bush Faked Levee Repair for Photo-Op

Senator Mary Landrieu got called out by Anderson Cooper for praising Bush and Frist's reponse to the disaster in New Orleans. She has undergone an attitude adjustment since Bush had a levee repair faked for a photo-op:

But perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment. The good and decent people of southeast Louisiana and the Gulf Coast - black and white, rich and poor, young annd old - deserve far better from their national governmeent.