September 09, 2005

The Blame Game

I've been listening to a bit of conservative talk radio this week and of course job #1 on all of the shows has been defending President Bush from any and all culpability in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (The local sports station, oddly enough, has ended up picking up the slack on the liberal side, managing to ignore TO for a few days to delve into politics).

The strategy by Hannity, Limbaugh and Co. appears to be two-pronged: on the one hand, they bash the Democrats for their OUTRAGEOUS Bush-bashing, and politicization of the tragedy, and on the other hand, they bash the Democratic officials in Louisiana (Roy Nagin, Kathleen Blanco, Mary Landreau) for their mishandling and culpability in the disaster.

I'm not saying that the Bush-bashers or right or that they're wrong, and there's clearly more than enough blame to go around. But I don't see how these talkers can cry "politicization!" one minute, and then the next minute turn around and blame everything on their political opponents. Is their position that the president is above criticism, a courtesy granted to no one else in government?

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 9, 2005 01:22 AM
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