Well, someone in the Mainstream Media actually takes Bush to task, but does it in such a way that it's clear they're checking in from an alternate universe. Check out this editorial from the New Hampshire Union Leader:
AS THE EXTENT of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation became clearer on Tuesday — millions without power, tens of thousands homeless, a death toll unknowable because rescue crews can’t reach some regions — President Bush carried on with his plans to speak in San Diego, as if nothing important had happened the day before.Man... Bush acts detached, clueless and uninvolved and the Union Leader is shocked and saddened??
Katrina already is measured as one of the worst storms in American history. And yet, President Bush decided that his plans to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VJ Day with a speech were more pressing than responding to the carnage.
A better leader [<-------- like, for instance, Bill Clinton]would have flown straight to the disaster zone and announced the immediate mobilization of every available resource to rescue the stranded, find and bury the dead, and keep the survivors fed, clothed, sheltered and free of disease.
The cool, confident, intuitive leadership Bush exhibited in his first term, particularly in the months immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, has vanished. [<---- Um, guys - this leadership only existed in your desperate frightened post-9/11 imaginations... ]In its place is a diffident detachment unsuitable for the leader of a nation facing war, natural disaster and economic uncertainty. [<----- This is the guy that's been there all along.]
Wherever the old George W. Bush went, we sure wish we had him back. [If you clap real hard, he might come back...]