If politics and ideology are at stake, President Bush will cut short his vacation – immediately, as he did on March 19, 2005:
President Bush is changing his schedule to return to the White House on Sunday to be in place to sign emergency legislation that would shift the case of a brain-damaged Florida woman to federal courts, the White House said Saturday.
“Everyone recognizes that time is important here,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said. “This is about defending life.”
But when tens of thousands of Americans are homeless and millions are without power, water, sewage and emergency services, he makes a few stops in California, goofs around with a guitar, heads back to his second home in Texas to get a good night’s sleep and then returns to work.
And keep in mind, these are Red staters who are in crisis. They are fools for supporting this president and his party – but they still have our heartfelt sympathy for what they’re living right now, and the horrors to come.