Earlier today, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan revealed a great deal about the President’s lack of commitment to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. The administration’s rhetoric remained the same. “The President is going to continue visiting the region I expect throughout his presidency,” McClellan said. “This is a top priority for the President.”
Bush, however, hasn’t visited the region for 3 months. McClellan said this trip would last less than twenty-four hours — Bush is returning to Washington this evening.
But Bush isn’t even going to spend all of that short period of time in the region ravaged by Katrina. Tonight, Bush will attend a fundraiser at the Palm Beach home of Bush “Ranger” Dwight Schar, who raised more than $200,000 for the President during the 2004 election. Three months of ignoring the problem, a cursory visit, all capped off with a multi-million dollar fundraiser — pretty much par for the course for Bush in New Orleans.