Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Reid pushes the vacation issue back into the public eye

I'm glad to see Democrats finally making an issue of Bush's vacation. The coverage of the failures of the feds over the last week has been pretty good for our normally docile media. But their silence on the vacation issue has been troubling. Reid has openly put it back into the public dialog:

In a letter to the Senate's Homeland Security Committee chairwoman, Reid, the Senate Democratic leader, pressed for a wide-ranging investigation and answers to several questions, including: "How much time did the president spend dealing with this emerging crisis while he was on vacation? Did the fact that he was outside of Washington, D.C., have any effect on the federal government's response?"

People have been asking why the federal government was so slow in responding to this disaster. It is logical to ask whether the failure of Bush to return to Washington in a timely manner sent the message throughout the federal government that there wasn't any rush.

Bush acted like Katrina was no big deal so his administration acted like it was no big deal.

I guess that is what Republicans call "leadership".

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