Katrina - Landrieu finally grows a backbone
Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum quotes Sen. Landrieu's press release on the fake levee repair staged for President Bush's photo op in New Orleans. Also, from his update, a report from German TV station ZDF:
ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event. Their crew witnessed how the open air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had left and that others which were allegedly being set up were abandoned at the same time.
The people in the area were once again left to fend for themselves, said ZDF.
This is the kind of political ruthlessness we're up against in 2006 and beyond.