Friday, September 09, 2005
A traveling man is a happy man!
I've said before I love traveling and I do. The crowds at the airport, free beer in the lounge ( a concept unheard of in America.....) and then board the plane. Always gets me excited. I woke up an hour and a half early this am and could not go back to sleep. Kind of like the kid on Christmas morning. Especially knowing I get to visit the "fragrant harbor".
I have been watching the news coverage of Katrina. The blame game that is now being played out is interesting. It would be funny, if the whole thing were not so down right tragic. Was reading this morning that New Orleans actually had a plan to evacuate people but did not use it! Been trying to find the post I was reading this morning that had an actual link to the plan to use school busses but I cannot find it and there is a big guy standing behind me looking incredibly annoyed that I've over stayed my time typing this up. So trust me on this one and you can find links to the same story out there.
I'm not sure if this storm will be a blessing or a curse for Bush. Certainly I'm no fan the President and I think there are lots of things to criticize about him , but some of the charges that were made about Katrina are just moonshine. There is really only one thing I think you can criticize the President about here, and that is that he did make budget cuts to the Corps of Engineers to pay the cost of the war. The Army, like the other services had to sacrifice guns and butter to pay for George W's Iraq
It is, however obscuring coverage of the war, which is something George Bush welcomes. He needs to be careful though, high fuel prices and bad war news coming in the run up to Christmas will put in back in the hot seat. Which is good. Its where he deserves to be. But blame the man for things he controls, not the things that are not his to influence. He did not get up one day and pray to God for a hurricane to strike New Orleans. I wish people would stop acting like he did.
Gotta run and go board the plane!