Three years ago, Bush fiddled while New Orleans drowned

Oh, there I go again making mistakes in my blog post headlines. Bush didn’t fiddle. I don’t know if he played his guitar. But Bush most definitely did eat cake with John McCain while Hurricane Katrina came ashore.

Or at least they held a cake. But they couldn’t bother to eat it. According to Newsweek,

“It was Aug. 29, McCain’s 69th birthday, and on the tarmac, Bush presented his old political rival with a cake. The two posed, holding the cake up for cameras, and within seconds, went their separate ways. The cake, melting in the 110-degree Arizona heat, was left behind, uneaten.”

So while the levies broke, they had cake, but chose not to eat it.

And after the levies broke, over 1,800 people in a major American city drowned.

That is chief among many reasons why I call him President FAIL.


Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.