The Right Coast

September 08, 2005
Oh Dear
By Tom Smith

You mean, it's not Bush's fault? Not to jump to conclusions, but to me it looks like major failures at city and state levels. In fact, I'm not sure it's even right to say NO and Louisiana have govenments in the normal sense. If you are in a big classroom, and everybody is just fighting, selling drugs, doing whatever, is the guy at the front really a "teacher"?

But the NYT treatment of "Governor" Blanco is unbelievably tender, a la, "some critics have tentatively suggested that perhaps she might have considered requesting aid somewhat sooner, in the event that the worst predictions proved truer than initially anticipated by the most pessimistic blah blah blah . . . " The Times just ain't rat.