Grasping at Straws

Dan Froomkin in the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/08/31/BL200508310... Post</a> stretches for a ways to blame Bush for Hurricane Katrina.
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&quot;Did any of his previous budget decisions allow the hurricane to cause more damage than it might have otherwise?&quot;
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Those darn tax cuts.
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&quot;Could Bush and the federal government have done more to prepare for hurricane recovery? Unlike the Asian tsunami, this hurricane was forecast days ahead of time.&quot;
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If he hadn't been vacationing, maybe this whole thing could've been avoided.
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Froomkin had other questions as well:
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&quot;If the reason Bush returned to Washington is that he is more effective here, then why didn't he come back two days ago?&quot;
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&quot;If the White House considers the return from vacation largely symbolic, then what is the symbolism of his long vacation during a war?&quot;
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&quot;Are National Guard troops and equipment required to restore order in this country many thousands of miles away.&quot;
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&quot;Will he and his administration meet this disaster quickly and effective with the appropriate civilian and military resources and manpower?&quot;
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&quot;Will the White House provide the bold leadership and vision that the nation requires?&quot;</p>