Today Bush showed a new level of callousness that is mind
blowing. While talking to reporters he had to really stretch in order to pat him
self on the back.
The President was asked when he knew the storm was severe.
He told reporters:
I knew a big storm was coming on Monday, thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s why I
addressed the nation on Monday morning.
Now this is the first statement that really got me
thinking, so I went back a few weeks in time. The storm hit on the morning of
Monday August 29. If he is trying to gain brownie points then saying he knew
about it that morning would be sure to make him look more ignorant to the facts
of this storm.
The Monday before the storm hit was Monday August 22. On
August 23, the
National Hurricane Center issued a statement that Tropical Storm
twelve had formed over the Bahamas. The following day, the National Hurricane
Center updated the status of this storm to Tropical Storm Katrina, becoming the
eleventh named storm of the season. The following evening, on Thursday the 25
the storm made landfall in Florida as a category 1.
Friday, August 26 is when the storm really changed on
everyone. That is when it kept picking up strength and started heading towards
So, we can now rule out Monday August 22 as being the day
the President address the nation about this storm. Now if he would have made
this statement on Monday, August 29, then he would have been kind of late
(something that would not be shocking from him), considering early in the
morning on that day was when Katrina was already coming to shore.