Kevin Drum is keeping a list of excuses:
Here’s a sampling so far:
It was the fault of state and local authorities. They never asked for help.
The poor people of New Orleans were too stupid to evacuate when they should have.
Nobody knew that Katrina was going to be so bad. Nobody could have guessed that New Orleans would be flooded in the aftermath.
Mississippi is doing fine. Just goes to show what a strong Republican governor can do for you.
The problem is that Bush ran on a ticket of protecting the homeland, and making America secure. In light of that, do any of these excuses hold water (if you’ll forgive the pun)?