As if New Orleans didn’t have enough doom and gloom hanging over it, Dick Cheney has been dispatched to cheer them up. In his first interview down there he said how he’d heard nothing but positive things about how the government had responded to the disaster. Which may explain why he was house hunting on Chesapeake Bay for the last few days prior to meandering down south.

Of course, this is the same branch of government which said that no one could have anticipated the levees breaking (Bush), and that they had just become aware that people were dying in the Superdome (Brown – 2 days after they put everyone in the dome).

It does explain some things though. I mean, given that they can’t tell what’s happening in the Mississippi delta, it’s no wonder they were a little off about what was going on in Iraq.

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