Earth to D.C.

Anger spreads across New Orleans

“There are people just taking potshots at police and at helicopters, telling them, ‘You better come get my family.'”

 A National Guard military policeman was shot in the leg as the two scuffled for the MP’s rifle, police Capt. Ernie Demmo said. The man was arrested.

“These are good people. These are just scared people,” Demmo said.

“I don’t treat my dog like that,” 47-year-old Daniel Edwards said as he pointed at the woman in the wheelchair. “I buried my dog.” He added: “You can do everything for other countries but you can’t do nothing for your own people. You can go overseas with the military but you can’t get them down here.”

But golly, wasn’t it just so self-sacrificing and noble of Dubya to cut short his vacation two whole days to go back to D.C. to deal with this.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, underneath all the macho strutting and bluster, Dubya and the neocons are inept and ineffective. This crisis is demonstrating this rather perfectly, and in the heartland of Bush support too.