Just when I though the most stupid, insensitive thing had been said, along comes the president's wife and proves me wrong. Read this if you don't believe it.
And meanwhile the president himself is proving that his face on the news is more important than people. U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., issued a statement which I quote partially:
But perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment.
Kind of reminds me of the time when he halted recovery efforts in New York so he could stand atop the mass grave and make a speech.