By Diane Silver
I've never been to New Oreleans or even driven through any of the other places swamped by Hurrican Katrina. One year after that horrible storm and the even worse response by our government, though, I find myself filled with pain and anger.
I see headlines like the one in The Washington Post about George W. Bush and Democrats flocking to New Orleans, and I wonder: Where were you a year ago when people were dying?
Bush's visit is particularly obscene.
A year ago, he couldn't be bothered. A year ago, his government, his people, his "heckuva job" FEMA director abandoned the Gulf Coast. His response to the storm made what was horrible unthinkable.
I have much more to say, but it's all a jumble inside. Consider this an open thread on Katrina. Where were you a year ago? What do you think now?