Nice piece from Buzzflash on how Bush’s statement yesterday (“We’ll have time to look at it and determine whether or not our grid needs to be modernized. I happen to think it does, and have said so all along.”) flies in the face of his actual actions since taking office: If Bush really wants to investigate the cause of the largest blackout in American history, he should start with the vice-president, Tom DeLay and himself.
People who think Bush is a shoe-in for (re-)election overlook that he has an actual track-record this time. And it sucks. With someone like Dean running against him, Bush is going to have people pointing out his failures, and demanding explanations. Bush isn’t particularly good at dealing with criticism. True, he’s got more money than God, and can run TV commercials of himself striding across the deck of the Abraham Lincoln until the cows come home, and maybe that will be enough.
But maybe it won’t.