A Colossal Failure of Leadership
A Bush-Bash. Just open your Bushitlerburton hymnal to page 143 and sing along to 'It Is Bush That Did It To Thee". All sing in harmony on the part "We have no troops because of the mistake in Iraq", disregarding that our deployment on the fronts against terror are about 12.6% of our deployable force. But you know how liberals hate facts.
Clift I guess is getting mentally lazy and needs to fill space with the same old tired and predictable 'it's Bushes fault' or just dishonest in analyzing the full scope of leadership failure. I guess in the liberal mind Bush is a dictator that can declare an emergency in a state and send federal forces immediately to take over disregarding all tenets of federal, state and local authority and responsibility.
Not one word about the miserable leadership failure of Gov. Blanco or Mayor Nagin. Well Clift did mention "the governor of Louisiana fighting to hold back tears. " That's leadership? However, they are of a similar political stripe as Clift and I'd imagine that is why she fails to analyze the failure to that depth. Wouldn't look good for the party of the people would it ?
Here's some hard truth; This failure in leadership comes from a political philosophy of cronyism that elects people based on the color of their skin, or gender, rather than the content of their character.
And if you need to find out the content of a person's character... put them in charge of something stressful.