< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: It Was Bad Enough

Thursday, September 22, 2005

It Was Bad Enough

It was bad enough that Katrina wrecked much of the Gulf Coast. But as we found out, since a large number of the victims were Democratic voters, Republicans could blame Katrina on "liberal values". Which they did.

What will happen when Rita wrecks a large portion of the Texas coast? Anyone who thinks FEMA's problems are fixed, and that the state and local governments are suddenly bastions of excellence should email me immediately, I have a bridge I'd like to sell them. Who will be blamed this time when water doesn't get where it needs to go? Who will take pictures of school buses sitting in an empty parking lot this time, when the Federal government specifically ordered those school buses not be used?

If Rita is as big a storm as the hype, I think many life-long Republicans will be doing a little soul-searching. Just like many life-long Democrats have done in the aftermath of Katrina.