< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://sirhumphreys.com" > Sir Humphrey's: Ill wind will not blow towards the Whitehouse

SIR HUMPHREY'S BLOG

SITE MOVED:Sir Humphrey's has moved

Please join us at our new site: www.sirhumphreys.com.

The RSS feed for sirhumphreys.com is now here.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Ill wind will not blow towards the Whitehouse

A truly excellent column on the political aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (spotted on Samizdata):
As the full horror of this sinks in, thousands of desperate columnists are asking if the Republican Party itself will now suffer a setback at the congressional mid-term elections next November.

The answer is almost certainly yes, provided that people outside the disaster zone punish their local representatives for events elsewhere a year previously, both beyond their control and outside their remit, while people inside the disaster zone reward their local representatives for an ongoing calamity they were supposed to prevent. Otherwise, the Democratic Party will suffer a setback at the next congressional election.

As the full horror of this sinks in, thousands of desperate columnists are asking if George Bush contributed to the death toll by sending so many national guard units to Iraq.

The answer is almost certainly yes, provided nobody recalls that those same columnists have spent the past two years blaming George Bush for another death toll by not sending enough national guard units to Iraq. Otherwise, people might wonder why they have never previously read a single article advocating large-scale military redeployment during the Caribbean hurricane season.
No mention of the obsession with the prior occupation of Michael Brown though.
ยท Linked Article

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/10/2005 01:25:00 pm

2 Comments:

Blogger reid said...

Very funny article.

Here's an update on the developing story: FEMA head has been removed from relief efforts

9/10/2005 01:47:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Michael Brown is toast. He was the John Davie (MTS) of FEMA.

9/10/2005 04:48:00 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home