So Bush supposedly accepted responsibility on teevee tonight for the big-league fuckups with FEMA and Katrina:
President George Bush took personal responsibility for the slow federal response to the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina, as the confirmed death toll in Louisiana almost doubled in one day.
“Katrina exposed serious problems in our response capability at all levels of government. And to the extent that the Federal Government didn’t fully do its job right, I take responsibility. I want to know what went right and what went wrong,” Mr Bush said. “Are we capable of dealing with a severe attack? That’s a very important question and it’s in the national interest that we find out what went on so we can better respond.”
The President’s acknowledgement came after the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael Brown, resigned after being removed from responsibility for the Katrina emergency.
The death toll in Louisiana has almost doubled to 423, bringing the total across three states to 656.
As fun as that sounds, I won’t be watching because tonight I’m taking my man to see Zap Mama for his birthday, which will be much more entertaining! I’ll have to find a video clip of Bush’s mea culpa somewhere this weekend…