Short, Nasty, Brutish.
I'm watching TV and see Bush has finally bestirred himself and is out hugging people of color in devasted areas.I'd really like to see him with a bullhorn down at the Superdome but that isn't likely to happen. I doubt his feet will even touch the ground in New Orleans. He'll speechify about law and order but won't accept the consequensces of his recent inaction. For good taste of what those are take a look at this post by The Rude Pundit:
And now that the President has been injected with the mad array of chemicals that are needed to jump start his brain like the coughing, oil-leaking lawnmower motor that it is, he declares that 'The results [of the relief effort] are not acceptable.' And that's great, but they were also unacceptable on Tuesday, when Bush was making one of his worthless piece of shit speeches about how mighty a battle the Iraq War is, just like World War II or some such nonsense. But the Bush adminstration has broken the basic social contract in New Orleans, the one that goes all the way back to Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, the one that says we adhere to laws because you agree to protect us, and thus the city and its citizens have returned to the state of nature, which is to survive, motherfuckers, just survive.