"Gingerly" vs. "Glee": Dems and Republicans on Katrina

As Bush heads to New Orleans to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the New York Times opines on the politicization of the tragedy, wierdly targeting Democrats:
Democrats are seizing this moment of reckoning with something approaching glee, while Republicans are handling it gingerly. For Democrats there are the persistent scenes of destruction and the ongoing misery of lives upended, handy backdrops for criticism of the Bush administration.

1 comment:

Norwegianity said...

Not so much glee as grim satisfaction, imho. It was obvious from the get go last year that the poor would get shafted, and I'm not gleeful about being proven right on that score.

But I'm not surprised, either.