Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

No One Could Have Predicted

  Well, even though Condi is still patting herself on the back for Iraq and whatnot as she runs around hawking her hilariously titled book,  No Higher Honor, it turns out that she does have a teensy regret or two, and Ferragamos and Hurricane Katrina are involved, not necessarily in that order.  I remember those [...]

Armageddon And So Forth

Those were the words of Ronald Reagan, delivered casually and undoubtedly with a little dementia thrown in, when he was speaking in his inimitable style about the sort of nuclear annihilation his administration, at least initially, seemed determined to court.  For whatever reason, Republicans have, over the last thirty years or so (and longer if [...]

Sticks and Stones

“That really hurt,” he said. “You can disagree with my politics, but don’t ever accuse me of being a racist. . . . I can see how the perception would be ‘Bush didn’t care,’ but to accuse me of being a racist is disgusting.” Former President George Bush lying, uncontestedly, to Oprah Winfrey. Behaving as [...]

You Say Nostalgia; I Say Neuralgia

Since nearly all of what passes for Republican “ideas” are invariably sold with laughably improbable predictions of the dire consequences of not adopting them, rather than their relative merit, I seldom bother to pay much attention to them anymore.  I suppose it’s psychologically satisfying, on some level, to know that if a sundry Kristol, Cheney, [...]

A Thimble in the Ocean

Fareed Zakaria, on CNN: This whole discussion is a terrible example of how the media can trivialize political discussion. The presidency is a serious job, the most serious job in the country. And here we are, asking the man to dress the part, to play-act the emotions. Give us satisfaction by just doing something, even [...]