How satisfying is it that Bush is finally taking the devastation in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast seriously. That he's sending in resources, committing the federal government to help its citizens?
Well, it would be a lot more satisfying if the motive for doing so weren't political. Suddenly, the administration is getting serious about its duty to protect its citizens now that it realizes that its own agenda is at risk. Yup. Threaten their agenda of ending the estate tax and privatizing social security and suddenly the desperation of those ravaged by the storm matters.
Glad to know what motivates this administration to act. It's not a commitment to a "culture of life" or else they would have acted to save the lives of those who were dying in the streets of New Orleans. It is, however, the preservation of power and the continued implementation of an ideological agenda disconnected from reality. I wish I found that surprising.
Info on the administration's sudden wake-up call in the face of political damage can be found in this New York Times article.