President George W. Bush was responsible for Katrina. If memory serves correctly, W called up the hurricane gods and demanded they harvest havoc on the city of New Orleans. W was also responsible for the decades of non-existent preventative maintenance on the levees, roads, bridges and dilapidated architectural structures in New Orleans. And the high fuel prices. What? You didn’t know that? Did you know he called FEMA and demanded they delay sending aid to the Big Easy as long as possible? No? It’s true! At least…that’s what I heard.
I believed all POTUS were responsible for hurricanes. Seriously. Didn’t you? W shouldered the burden so well, how could we not believe it? Enter Isaac. No one has blamed Obama for Isaac. No one has blamed O for the high fuel prices or the power outages or the flooded streets. No one has said a word about O carrying on with his bullcrap…I mean his campaign. Why not?
Mitt Romney wasn’t so lucky. Mitt isn’t President yet and Ann isn’t First Lady, but according to Yahoo Bureau Chief David Chalian, the Romney’s should behave as if they already have their family photos displayed in the Oval Office. In a video broadcast Monday night by ABC and Yahoo over the Internet, Chalian was heard making bold statements, indicating Romney and his wife are apathetic about the fate of residents of New Orleans.
“They aren’t concerned at all,” Chalian can be heard on the live broadcast. “They are happy to have a party with black people drowning.” Laughter is heard in the background.
So let me get this straight…hurricanes are no longer the responsibility of the incumbent POTUS? That accountability has been transferred to his challenger.