Katrina: As White House Anxiety Grows, Bush Tries to Quell Political Crisis

From the New York Times:

Faced with one of the worst political crises of his administration, President Bush abruptly overhauled his September schedule on Saturday as the White House scrambled to gain control of a situation that Republicans said threatened to undermine Mr. Bush’s second-term agenda and the party’s long-term ambitions.

We can only hope. And:

The silence of many prominent Democrats reflects their conclusion that the president is on treacherous political ground and that attacking him would permit the White House to dismiss the criticism as partisan politics-as-usual, a senior Democratic aide said.

I hadn’t thought of this. I’m glad that there is criticism coming from the right as well as from the left.

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