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Bush came through on Katrina
CNN, by Donna Brazile

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 4/25/2013 10:51:32 AM

Despite the many differences I had with former President George W. Bush on a range of public policy issues, or as he called them, "decision points," I found common ground with him in one area, simply because we decided to put aside partisanship and do something good. Hurricane Katrina´s devastation and the bungled rescue efforts are seared in the national memory. Bush´s "heckuva job" remark turned into a byword for government incompetence and public distrust. The shallowness of it coming at such a terrible and low point left deep wounds that are still healing. That was what it was.

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Can´t believe I´m saying this, but Donna Brazile wrote a heck of an article here. Good for her. It brought tears to my eyes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 4/25/2013 11:04:03 AM     (No. 9296094)

This is very odd and made my day all at the same time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/25/2013 11:11:14 AM     (No. 9296108)

Perhaps Donna should speak to her elected individual ´obomba´ about civility and non-partisan displays of emotion. At this time both qualities seem to be lacking from this oval office administration. Decent article from Donna, but still a challenge to read her work, knowing what WTP do think we know about her.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 4/25/2013 11:19:31 AM     (No. 9296121)

Well done, Donna.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 4/25/2013 11:22:39 AM     (No. 9296127)

Donna, take a pill and maybe develope some class. Oh never mind. You never had any and never will.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Doctor P, 4/25/2013 11:27:15 AM     (No. 9296129)

The key phrase is "rather than rehash" the details.

Those details would show that the media meme was WRONG and her boss the GOV of LA and the Major of New Orleans were the really BAD GUYS all along.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RightShoe, 4/25/2013 11:28:36 AM     (No. 9296133)

If you haven´t read or listened to the audio book of Bush´s "Decision Points" you should.

At a minimum, you should read the section on Hurricane Katrina. This is the only time that I ever remember Bush even coming close to really taking it to a liberal. Kathleen Blanco was absolutely derelict in her duties. I would think more highly of Brazile if she had been more honest about this in this article.

In the audio book Bush reads his own work and it´s good! It´s kind of disappointing listening to him talk about Katrina because it will make you realize that he could have dealt with liberals better than he did.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: artman1746, 4/25/2013 11:49:08 AM     (No. 9296167)

Her liberal friends will excuse her praise of Bush because she leaves unsaid the absolute failure of all the liberal Democrats in power in La. Any praise a liberal has for a Republican always has a purpose of making liberals look good. This one has two points to make:

1. See? Bush listened to the liberal Democrats after the storm and spent (wasted) billions in the aftermath. So he paid his penance for being wrong..

2. Since I praised Bush for his post Katrina spending they will believe me. And everyone knows my opinion on how bad Bush was in handling the storm before and immediately after, they will assume that is true as well.

THAT is what she was trying to get across. She has no love for Bush or any wish to leave him a good legacy.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Felixcat, 4/25/2013 11:49:19 AM     (No. 9296168)

I think Donna left out another key factor: the poor maintenance of the levees under how many Democrat State and local leaders? Their collapse led to the massive flooding.
Something Pres Bush had no control over.

And lastly, you had a sizable portion of the population in NOLA totally unprepared to take care of themselves.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/25/2013 12:14:34 PM     (No. 9296227)

Compared to Super Storm Sandy?

And how long did it take Obama to deal with the Gulf Oil Spill? His solution was to sue the oil companies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mozey, 4/25/2013 12:15:51 PM     (No. 9296234)

Well now, the Louisiana voters *rehashed the details* for you, Donna.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lazlototh, 4/25/2013 12:17:15 PM     (No. 9296238)

There´s more than enough snark in a lot of the comments here to go around. In an environment where NOBODY does what Ms. Brazile just did, and for which she will receive vitriol and flak for the rest of her life from people purportedly on "her" side, this is an incredibly gracious article for her to have written and I appreciate it. Thank you for reaching across the aisle with sincerity and class, Ms. Brazile.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 4/25/2013 12:36:41 PM     (No. 9296290)

And when you had a chance to actually tell this truth , donna, you lied and distorted... So now you are on the right side of truth after you wrecked a good man´s reputation ..

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Reply 13 - Posted by: woodsman, 4/25/2013 3:32:30 PM     (No. 9296637)

How´s that hurricane Sandy thing going

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 4/25/2013 4:35:57 PM     (No. 9296765)

I always liked watching Donna Brazile on the Sunday morning shows (when I used to watch them, before they turned into amateur hour) because she actually gave insightful commentary, though certainly partisan. And this set her apart from the left-wing talking-point parrots that they often have on, like Katrina vanden Heuvel.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena, 4/25/2013 4:40:33 PM     (No. 9296773)

Donna is someone I have always felt could support more conservative candidates or ideas if she didn´t get her paycheck from the DNC or some other liberal organization or candidate.

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