[eDebate] blaming the President for natural disasters
Fri Sep 2 12:00:05 CDT 2005
No, Jason..you jumped too soon..lol..sorry. If you read "Isaac's Storm' you'll see that his administration was criticized. Not because they didn't act fast enough, which they didn't, but because they had surpressed what amounted to accurate (and this in those days) forecasting of the size and strength of the storm done by the Cubans..because nobody trusted that anyone other than white, American males could accurately predict hurricanes even though, at hte time, the Cubans were the world leaders in such things. He got the equivalent, for those times, of what Bush is getting today. My point was that Presidents get blamed for this stuff - not that they don't. Bush should have been worried, should have acted sooner - no argument. But, it's always been the case as well.
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