Being Poor + Other Katrina-related links

Whatever: Being Poor
Being poor is crying when you drop the mac and cheese on the floor.


Think Progress has a timeline up, showing in clear terms what our leaders were up to while disaster was striking.

Keith Olbermann’s now somewhat famous editorial blast.

Christopher Hitchens, who I think is a bit of a flake at times, still comes up with one of the best phrases I’ve seen for the response of our national leadership: “catastrophic incompetence and insouciance.” I think “insouciance” is an important point. It’s blithe hubris, myopic self-indulgence and a criminal lack of imagination that makes this administration smell so bad.

Author: Andrew Hinton

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