This article by Mark Morford indicates, if anything, Bush's standing with the American people may be on a downhill slide. It tears Bush apart in the most damning piece that I must share it with you - I have provided extracts below, but if you want to, read the full article here.
Morford took a sarcastic approach in his commentary on President Bush's incompetence in the handling of the relief efforts that he titled it "Stop! Don't criticise Bush for doing what he was hired to do."
There could well be another hidden meaning in that title, one that we Malaysians are so familiar with, namely "You get the sh*t you voted for."
Anyway, here are those extracts:
Everyone is slamming poor Dubya. Everyone is saying, "Oh, my God, he's more inept than we ever imagined, he has no idea what's really going on, he's oblivious and in denial and he pretty much let all those poor black people die in filth and misery, and he basically ignored the massive Katrina disaster for days before finally being pressured into cutting his umpteenth vacation short and actually taking action."
This is what they're saying. Kanye West was right, Bush doesn't care about black people, or the poor, or anything that doesn't directly serve his handlers' agenda .
Another one on how the Bush administration f**k New Orleans real good:
The Associated Press reported that the Army Corps of Engineers asked for $105 million for hurricane and flood programs in New Orleans just last year. The White House hacked that down to about $40 million, even as it passed the most bloated and nauseatingly pork-filled $12.3 billion energy bill in recent history, one that guaranteed we'd be sucking at the tit of foreign oil and kneeling before Bush's pals in Big Energy.
There's one on cronyism too:
Why did FEMA chief Michael Brown wait hours after Katrina struck to timidly plead with his parent company, Homeland Security, for some backup, not to actually get their hands dirty but rather to help "convey a positive image" about the government's response to the victims? Why, because he's an incompetent lackey Bush appointee who was fired from his former job as head of something called the International Arabian Horse Association. Yay pathetic nepotism.
There there are those Republicans who see the Katrina glass as half-full rather than half-empty:
Just look. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, icon of hollow self-righteousness and the energy magnate's friend, has already leveraged the Katrina nightmare to argue for more drilling in Alaska, much in the way BushCo whored Sept. 11 to cram the Patriot Act down the nation's throat and make fear and xenophobia a national pastime.
And as a finalé:
Here, then, is the new American motto, as reimagined by BushCo: Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, and we'll let them die in a filthy and decrepit storm-ravaged American football stadium while our president languishes on vacation and ponders his oil futures and fondly remembers his good ol' days of getting drunk at Mardi Gras before going AWOL from the military. God bless America.
Well, I don't know about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky - besides that's old news - but Katrina sure as hell has screwed Dubya real good.