Was The Levee Repair A Bush Photo-op?

Ken AshfordBush & Co., DisastersLeave a Comment

I hear rumblings.  In an open letter to Bush, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu questions why the equipment to repair levee damage that had been so plentiful when the President arrived, wasn’t there the next day:

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.

And a German television crew reportedly saw clean-up crews show up specifically to be photographed with Bush in Biloxi:

All of a sudden the rescue troops finally showed up, the clean-up vehicles; we didn’t see those over the last days here. In an area where it really isn’t urgent, there is nobody around, all the remaining people went to the city center.