And it’s not just Bush, it’s Brown, Chertoff, any number of politicians, a substantial portion of the commentariat. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) said that those who stayed (got stuck) behind in New Orleans should be punished:
There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving.
I don’t really consider myself a bleeding heart, but for god’s sake, thousands of our fellow citizens are sitting in their own filth, old people and babies, dying of sickness, dehydration, illness, suicide … Why isn’t everyone, at every level of government, in a fucking panic about this? Where’s the humanity? How can I be a part of the same species as these people? I just don’t get it.
Time for me to take a valium and stop reading the news.