Bush in Katrina-Land
Bush's belated and brief visit to the areas hit by Katrina may also have been bogus. In an open letter to Bush, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu questions why the equipment to repair levee damage that had been so plentiful when the President arrived, wasn't there the next day:
Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment.And German television crew claims to have witnessed clean-up crews show up specifically to be photographed with Bush in Biloxi. Of course, they're German, so who knows:
All of a sudden the rescue troops finally showed up, the clean-up vehicles; we didn't see those over the last days here. In an area where it really isn't urgent, there is nobody around, all the remaining people went to the city center.Great. Maybe he can feed the refugees plastic turkeys.
"German Reporters - BUSH STAGING Rescue Missions!!!" [Progressive Independent]