They want us to hold off cracking on W and his disaster relief bunglers until after - after NOLA is off the front pages. They even got Bill Clinton on the no-cracking program - he kind of had to join the program, he was asked about the bungled relief efforts in front of Bush 41 and Bush 41's wife. If Clinton was still president and he had botched things up, impeachment hearings would be underway.
W and his people know that have screwed up, the GOP knows it, the media knows it, the victims know it, and the American people know it. Yesterday, in an open letter to W, the New Orleans Times-Picayune called for everyone at FEMA to be fired. It is very "American" to come out and say this administration royally f____d things up. It is very "American" to say that this administration failed its people.
W's advisors would like for you to believe that criticism during the relief efforts only hampers relief efforts. They want you to think that criticism today is "Un-American." That's bull. It would be "Un-American" if we let W off the hook on this one. It would be a downright shame if our leaders bought off on the no-cracking program - we would only be handing W's Brain another victory.
September 6, 2005, 9:00AM