Thursday, February 23, 2006

Short-Term Memory Loss

Ezra Klein in TAPPED:

I’ve been reading the White House report on government failures during Katrina and policy recommendations for fixing them. The worrying part? If you replaced the word “Katrina” with “9-11,” you’d get a near-carbon copy of the 9-11 Commission’s Report. Katrina, as was noted at the time, didn’t demand a very different response than a major terrorist attack. That we were unprepared just further proves that the same President who claims to wake up every morning thinking “9-11, 9-11, 9-11” forgets about it by the time he finishes his oatmeal.

Well, hurricane season starts in 97 days, so he’ll have that many more days to remember and forget.