George W. Bush


Want to know what Governor Blanco was doing last Sunday? Will Pitt at truthout has the answer:

Also on Sunday the 28th, Governor Blanco of Louisiana dispatched a letter to Bush formally requesting help for the horror she saw rolling towards her state over the southern horizon. "Under the provisions of Section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC. 5121-5206 (Stafford Act), and implemented by 44 CFR 206.36, I request that you declare an expedited major disaster for the state of Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina, a Category V hurricane approaches our coast south of New Orleans; beginning on August 28, 2005 and continuing," read the letter. She went on in great detail over four full pages to list a series of requests that, had they been granted, would have spared thousands of people from death.

The same day, Bush was chilling at his estate in Crawford, trying to ignore Cindy Sheehan. I couldn't find any photos to show him in action. But here he was Monday, the day Katrina hit:


My question: which one is Marie and which one is Louis XV? (In reality, the guy on the left is the one Bush's friend Karl Rove said had a mixed-race daughter out of wedlock. I guess he's forgiven Bush and Rove.)