James Gerstenzang writes in today’s Los Angeles Times that the anniversary of Katrina presents a public relations challenge for Bush’s handlers..i havent really been thinking about how bad this anniversary is for the egadministration - but it looks pretty bad. LeeB sent this through.
But electronic and print media are running a flood of feature stories and programs with a unanimous message: The government’s response to Katrina continues to be a bloated, wasteful, inefficient mess.
If you do a news google for “Katrina” you get hit after hit with the same bleak message. What you don’t get are news stories about how President George W. Bush showed excellent leadership and expedited timely and efficient federal response to the recovery effort. And that’s because he didn’t.
The President’s recent statements on Katrina emphasise the big appropriations made by Congress for Gulf Coast recovery. But this Associated Press story by Michelle Roberts says that, so far, New Orleans has received only “$117 million for largest urban restoration in U.S. history.” This is mostly because of bureaucratic hurdles at the federal level"
In related news, in the comments to this post - rimone and LeeB and I began talking about dancing in the streets and flowers and whatnot.
What the Dems need to do is plan a street parade for the day after the Nov elections where they will be greeted with candy, flowers and open arms. And they need to publicise it in advance.
It'd be kinda like a VE Day.
It'd be a great GOTV campaign, and it would drive a nail into the coffin of the Bush presidency.
What say you?