Ooh! Snap! Yowza!

No, I have no idea what “pwned” means, but this is a great exchange:



Jack Cafferty just now on CNN.

Cafferty: Where's President Bush? Is he still on vacation?

Blitzer: He's cut short his vacation he's coming back to Washington tomorrow.

Cafferty: Oh, that would be a good idea. He was out in San Diego I think at a Naval air station giving a speech on Japan and the war in Iraq today. Based on his approval rating, based on the latest polls, my guess is getting back to work might not be a terrible idea.

Transcript doesn't do it justice. Bush just got pwned.

...you can listen here.

-Atrios 5:25 PM

Well, what can I say about New Orleans? There's a two-block-long break in the levee that guards the city from Lake Ponchartrain and the city, which is ten feet lower than the lake, is filling up fast. The governor is saying the entire city may have to be evacuated. Rescue workers are so busy evacuating the living, the dead simply have to be pushed aside. Sure is too bad the National Guard is busy in Iraq, fighting an unnecessary war of choice that's serving no discernable purpose, none that the President feels he can publicly explain, anyway. BTW, Bush will spend one last night at the ranch before going back to Washington DC.
Was the Bush Administration to blame for the disaster? Americablog says yes and points out that funding for preparing for just such a disaster has been short and it's been short very specifically due to the Iraq War.

It's been clear for a few years that people use this kind of occasion to empty out their closets and buy items they think are needed and send them along.

Please don't.

All the Red Cross needs is money. They will figure out how to allocate the cash and what people need on a day-to-day basis. Please give. They're at 1-800-435-7668 (1-800-HELP-NOW)
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