Monday, September 12, 2005


Garance wonders what it means for Bush to be held "accountable" for the events in Katrina. If I make noises to that I effect, I mean that the collective news media has to display the kind of outrage and hard-hitting continuous coverage they normally reserve for blow jobs and missing white women and presidential criticism by the Dixie Chicks.

Certainly one hopes that voters come to their senses in '06, though that will in part require the Democrats doing something they weren't even willing to do in '04 and make the election a national referendum on the last few years of Republican rule. But, to me the desire for "accountability" is, for the moment, about accountability by the 4th estate who, by Brian Williams own admission, have for the last 4 years not provided much of that

By dint of the fact that our country was hit we’ve offered a preponderance of the benefit of the doubt over the past couple of years.