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SoCal is On Fire

It is estimated that almost 1 million people will be relocated due to the fires in Southern California. The Santa Ana winds have struck again. Dumb dumb or his advisers may have learned from the Katrina debacle and the deplorable way that they treated African Americans. I saw stole this graph from NYT:

Of course, it is easier for him to want to help white people. After all, San Diego county is predominantly Republican. Is that why Bush is coming to SoCal? Is he trying to remove the stench of the rotting bodies from the 9th Ward off? Good luck, you'll need it. What kind of messages does this send? He'll come for white people? Kanye is still correct.

I am happy to report that fire has not touched my family members who live in the LA area nor any of my friends. We feel very fortunate.

Posted by Catherine on October 24, 2007
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Interesting. My first thoughts as I watched the response is that the government did not learn from Katrina as to how to handle a crisis, but they did have a full understanding of the color of people's skin and the content of their wallets.

Posted by: Scott | Oct 24, 2007 6:28:21 AM

It's literately 'black and white', the conditions at the evacuee shelter for San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium.

"But unlike the grim conditions faced by Hurricane Katrina evacuees at the Superdome in New Orleans, the evacuees in San Diego are whiling away the hours California style — with yoga, acupuncture, massages and even gourmet buffet tables."

As Catherine's table correctly points out, it's 'rich vs. poor', 'white vs. black' *AND* 'Republican vs. Democrat' issue. SoCal is a big Republican haven.

Has the Bush administration learned anything from Katrina? No, not even on how to manage their public relations regarding their blatant display of helping their own.

Posted by: Karl | Oct 24, 2007 10:52:21 AM

It is disgusting. Is it Jan '09, yet?

Posted by: catherine | Oct 24, 2007 11:10:05 AM

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