Jon Swift: President Bush Is Doing a Heck of a Job in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
Warning: Satire Ahead!
President Bush campaigned for office as a “compassionate conservative” and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina gave him the opportunity to show us exactly what that meant. Compassionate conservativism, which I once described as “deeply sympathizing with peoples’ problems and sincerely hoping that private enterprise will be able to do something about them,” has left the Gulf region stronger and more self-reliant than it was before Hurricane Katrina. Despite the nay-saying of critics, many local people were genuinely touched by the sympathy the President showed as he toured the area this week and his message of hope that someone would help them rebuild.