“Katrina. Next.”

27 January 2009

The most telling part of this from McSweeney’s.

I’ve been intrigued by the recent resurgence of Katrina to the forefront of political discussions lately.  If you haven’t seen the Katrina statement on the White House page, it’s appropriately harsh.

But where was the discussion during the campaign?  And why is it something people are talking about again?

Ashley was for Edwards in the primaries because he was the only candidate bringing it up, and I regretted that Obama didn’t bring it up as much as I’d like.  I’m glad we’re talking about it again, but can’t tell exactly why.  Maybe it’s because we’ve begun the recap and post-analysis of Bush’s terms of destruction.  Maybe it’s because it’s like shooting fish in a barrel to commit to doing a better job.  Either way, it was probably irrelevant during the campaign because LA and MS were never really in play.

It may have been a decision made for expediency, but let’s hope all’s well that ends well.