September 01, 2005

I dream of a leader I would gladly follow

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you had a leader who led like this?

In the absence of the reality, I will continue to dream.

Bush's contention yesterday that "no one anticipated the breakdown of the levees," is nothing short of criminally obtuse. See, for example, the October 2004 issue of National Geographic, which predicted this disaster with unerring -- and now, devastating -- accuracy.

If you're too far away to help in person, please consider helping those who will be helping in person:

Second Harvest
Red Cross
Rainbow Fund
On-line Auction to support relief efforts
Feed the Children
Habitat for Humanity

1 comment:

trxckster said...

And one entry, points to the Houston Chronicle's science writer writing back in Dec. 1, 2001:

"New Orleans is sinking.

"And its main buffer from a hurricane, the protective Mississippi River delta, is quickly eroding away, leaving the historic city perilously close to disaster. ...

"So vulnerable, in fact, that earlier this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency ranked the potential damage to New Orleans as among the three likeliest, most catastrophic disasters facing this country." The other two were an earthquake in San Francisco and a "terrorist attack on New York City."