Grasping at Straws

Dan Froomkin in the Washington Post stretches for a ways to blame Bush for Hurricane Katrina.

"Did any of his previous budget decisions allow the hurricane to cause more damage than it might have otherwise?"

Those darn tax cuts.

"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."

If he hadn't been vacationing, maybe this whole thing could've been avoided.

Froomkin had other questions as well:

"If the reason Bush returned to Washington is that he is more effective here, then why didn't he come back two days ago?"

"If the White House considers the return from vacation largely symbolic, then what is the symbolism of his long vacation during a war?"

"Are National Guard troops and equipment required to restore order in this country many thousands of miles away."

"Will he and his administration meet this disaster quickly and effective with the appropriate civilian and military resources and manpower?"

"Will the White House provide the bold leadership and vision that the nation requires?"