Wednesday, August 30, 2006

And Now For Something Completely Different

We'd like to take a moment out here on the one year anniversary of Katrina to note a passage from an AP story written as part of the coverage of Bush's trip to the area:

Only half of New Orleans has electricity. Half its hospitals are closed. Violent crime is up. Less than half the population has returned. Tens of thousands of families still live in trailers and mobile homes with no real timetable for moving to more permanent housing. Insurance settlements are mired in red tape. The city still has no master rebuilding plan. And while much debris has been cleared, some remains as if the clock stopped when the storm struck.
Mr. Bush, America is not a third world nation, despite your efforts to make us one.

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