I have a feeling Ron Fournier will never mention Katrina in Elizabeth’s hearing again
It all began with another post by Ron comparing Obama’s troubles with George Bush’s (‘This Is the End of the Presidency’Tracking the same horrible second-term path as Bush, can Obama learn from the past?).
Just Karl and I took exception to one of his comparisons.
Elizabeth came to his defense, pointing out something all of us who engage Ron on Twitter know, but should never be left unsaid:
Then, I guess, she read the article:
She was referring to Point 5, “Dragged their feet in response to crises”:
In his chapter on Hurricane Katrina, Baker wrote, “Now deep in the fight year of a presidency already marked by one crisis after another, Bush was slow to recognize the scale of the disaster.” By the time he did, it was too late. Steve Schmidt, the vice president’s counselor, wrote in an email to a colleague, “This is the end of the presidency.”
And thus began an epic—and long overdue—rant, setting the record straight on Katrina and journalistic malpractice:
Back to you, Ron!