Sunday, April 23, 2006
Howard Dean on the consequences of Republican incompetence:
"This is a searing, burning issue," Mr. Dean said, "and I think it's going to cost George Bush his legacy, and it's going to cost the Republicans the House and the Senate and, maybe very well, the presidency in the next election. People will never forget this."
Pointing to two abandoned hulks of cars, he added, "I hate to be partisan at a time like this, but this is why the Republicans are going to be out of business."
Dean promised that Katrina would be a part of the Democrats 2006 election strategy. Voters need to be reminded of the massive government failure in the wake of Katrina, of the incompetence of this administration and its Republican Congress.
The GOP, for its part, never fails to provide a laugh-out-loud, ironic response:
As the White House saw in 2004, there are risks to being perceived as manipulating emotional images for political gain. A spokesman for the Republican National Committee, Tracey Schmitt, was quick to accuse Democrats of "exploiting a human tragedy" after learning of Mr. Dean's remarks. (editor's note: puhleeeeze!!)