«And to make matters worse, says Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La., he was unable to deliver that message to President Bush during his visit to New Orleans because the president's security detail couldn't clear him to board Air Force One.
And for the entire time Bush was in the state, the congressman said, a ban on helicopter flights further stalled the delivery of food and supplies.»
The US government's dalliance is all starting to look like some shitty sub-Saharan regime, where regions that don't vote "the right way" don't get help when it's famine/disaster time.
And even if it's just a matter of pure incompetence, the "can't get him on the phone" thing is like something out of Collapse , a book that the US president may have found instructive except that it contained too many words. Hopefully the next edition will contain some more pictures.