Re: Flood Relief Efforts - Unfair Criticism

In v. 24, #407, Lisa Hancock wrote (apropos of New Orleans):

I also note that some newspaper columnists pulled the race card, > claiming more might have been done had New Orleans been a more > affluent or Bush supporting area instead of poor and black. Yet other > states get floods in very wealthy areas where million dollar homes are > washed out. So much for that theory.

Well, yes, of course they do: hurricanes are equal-opportunity disasters.

The point being made was that the *response* is quite different. Note that, even in the case of Katrina, President Bush promised to see that Trent Lott's house is rebuilt.

--Dale Neiburg

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