Pat Hynes has another must-read article
in the AmSpec.And they were off. You all know the headlines and sound bites. Cindy Sheehan, who seemed to get over the grief of her son's death easily enough once the subject turned from the war to the hurricane, falsely claimed President Bush was golfing during the carnage in New Orleans. Sydney Blumenthal blamed the President for "cutting" funding to stop wetland erosion (forget, if you can, that the wetlands in question have been eroding since the Johnson administration). A blogger on the DNC's official blog castigated the president for discouraging looting.
As a follow-up, Pat posts over at ABP on the jubilation
that this tragedy has engendered in the loony Left.Though it is controversial to say so, the political Left in America has been waiting anxiously for Hurricane Katrina to come along for quite a while (almost four years, to be exact) and now that she has come, they can hardly contain their glee.
Indeed. As I have stated in the past, confronted with Katrina, the right-wing blogs have rolled up their sleeves and got to work, raising over $1.23 million
. The left-wing blogs rolled up their sleeves and got to work bashing President Bush.
Their next party isn't hard to anticipate, either; they'll be breaking out the champagne when the number of US deaths
in Iraq reaches 2,000.