Thank you Katrina. Yes I said thank you for a hurricane. Why you ask would I do something like that? Because thanks to Katrina we no longer have to face the incessant rantings of peace mom Cindy Sheehan or try and figure out why Greta Van Susteren deserved a months long vacation while she ostensibly was covering the Natalee Holloway story in Aruba. I spent my honeymoon in Aruba twenty years ago and I certainly wouldn?t mind an assignment there.
Now at least we have some real news to cover, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. If the media will focus on how we can best help those that have been displaced and how to rebuild the areas that have been destroyed (if that is feasible) rather than pointing fingers at the federal government and President Bush maybe we can actually accomplish something. For now we will have to live with accusations that global warming and the war in Iraq, and racism contributed to this disaster while conveniently neglecting the utter lack of preparation by the black mayor of New Orleans and the less than decisive governor of Louisiana. Then again they happen to be Democrats so it isn?t politically correct to blame them.
Along with Katrina will be very important confirmation hearings of John Roberts as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The liberals have been in a stew as to how to fight the original nomination as an associate justice and they won?t have much more ammunition as they gear up for this new nomination either. In many ways the Sheehan story was a great lead in to the hearings as the media was pounding away at the President. In the case of the hurricane the media is trying to keep the anti Bush momentum going but there are too many holes in their accusations to make a plausible argument as to whether or not the President is to blame.
Let?s continue to unite and help those that have suffered as a result of the hurricane and get back to the news that matters not the tabloid journalism that we have been subjected to for far too long.