A reader reminds me of Grover Norquist’s motto:
My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub
And when the time comes that drowning Americans need that government . . .
He also suggests naming the pool of toxic waste that now exists where New Orleans used to be “Lake George W. Bush,” after the man whose decisions helped create it. (Update: Suggestion accepted..)
But that seems to me unfair.
Responsibility for this disaster rests squarely on the people of New Orleans. If they had wanted their government to protect them, they should have hired Jack Abramoff as their lobbyist.