I hate to sound ornery at a time like this (the SoCal fires), but I thought that some the reactions (as posted on a SD area blog) to the announcement that W is coming to SoCal in a couple of days were so telling of our current political state:
- Ugh! Like he is going to do anything productive? Maybe he'll fly a banner up in the skies proclaiming "Mission Accomplished".
- After 9/11 and Katrina, he is completing the tri-fecta.
- Maybe George can show the potential evacuees how to use a mountain bike to escape on-coming fires.
- maybe liberals would stop bashing bush if he did something worth noting that wasn't idiotic or corrupt.
Some folks made an interesting point that "us liberals" would be just as pissed if he said he wasn't coming. Not sure that's true, but other than drawing national attention to the crisis, what good does it do? It's not like seeing what has happened first hand will make him do anything different about it. Why take up the resources?