"As thousands of antiwar protesters began descending on the nation's capital, the nation's president prepared to leave town.
The White House in mid-week said President Bush was scheduled to travel to "TBD" (to be determined) on Friday after leaving Birmingham, Ala., and would be continuing on to "TBD" on Saturday. Clearly, Bush's advisers decided it would not be smart to have the president holed up in the residence, surrounded by a marching sea of angry Americans wearing yellow "Bush lies, who dies?" buttons, especially not with the need to show compassion to victims of yet another hurricane."
More at Capitol Hill Blue.
And from Washington Monthly
"Bush was all set to fly to the storm area in Texas, where he planned to observe emergency personnel in action at a San Antonio supply depot. But that plan was scrubbed when the emergency operations group was moved closer to the coast.
Instead, Bush wound up going directly to Colorado, where the Defense Department's Northern Command — responsible for domestic troop deployments — is monitoring storm developments.
....Some obvious options for Bush were ruled out. He wouldn't stay in Washington, where demonstrators were massing for a huge protest against the Iraq war. He probably would avoid his ranch near Crawford, Texas, where he was criticized for spending the first few days of Katrina instead of visiting the disaster scene. He would want to show attention to the storm, but not get so close that he could become a distraction to rescue officials."
Poor guy. He's got no place to call home..... (Kevin Drum)
The thing of it is, he's most like a temp, hired by a cabal of greed to just take of business at the office while they gut the treasury. So he dresses nice and can act the part, like any good temp at the reception desk, with equal skills I might add, thing of it is, when the business goes bankrupt and natural disasters threaten the building, suddenly everyone is looking to the temp for answers. No wonder he looks like a deer in the headlights. His not having a clue isn't new, but the demands on his office have become so exponentially increased (all on his watch and more than half due to his policies I might add), that his not having a clue is suddenly in the spotlight 24/7 and it becomes so painfully clear that the emperor may soon be arrested for nudity. His only talent, learned during his black sheep of the family days, is to chase the idea of what he should be and fake it, he's been doing it for more than half his life. He's doing it now, rushing around after the idea of what a President should look like, having no moral compass to guide him as to what he should really do. He has no instinct for it, no gut feeling, only self portection, only not wanting to get caught, yet again, having done something wrong.