In an open letter to President Bush today, Michael Moore asks the president pointedly: Where are the helicopters? Where is the National Guard? Where was the Army Corps of Engineers? He’s fishing for an obvious answer…
And then he adds, sharply:
There will be those who will try to politicize this tragedy and try to use it against you. Just have your people keep pointing that out. Respond to nothing. Even those pesky scientists who predicted this would happen because the water in the Gulf of Mexico is getting hotter and hotter making a storm like this inevitable. Ignore them and all their global warming Chicken Littles. There is nothing unusual about a hurricane that was so wide it would be like having one F-4 tornado that stretched from New York to Cleveland.
No, Mr. Bush, you just stay the course. It’s not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands had no transportation to get out of town. C’mon, they’re black! I mean, it’s not like this happened to Kennebunkport. Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days? Don’t make me laugh! Race has nothing — NOTHING — to do with this!
Included on Moore’s site is the AP photo pictured above, meant to show Bush’s concern as he surveyed hurricane damage in Air Force One earlier this week…is anyone else reminded of the images taken back on 9/11/01 when he was told, “America is under attack…”