Thursday, September 15, 2005

It's The (Lack Of) Curiosity, Stupid

From Maureen Dowd "A Fatal Incuriosity", in the NY Times:

How many places will be in shambles by the time the Bush crew leaves office?

Given that the Bush team has dealt with both gulf crises, Iraq and Katrina, with the same deadly mixture of arrogance and incompetence, and a refusal to face reality, it's frightening to think how it will handle the most demanding act of government domestic investment since the New Deal.

Even though we know W. likes to be in his bubble with his feather pillow, the stories this week are breathtaking about the lengths the White House staff had to go to in order to capture Incurious George's attention.

Newsweek reported that the reality of Katrina did not sink in for the president until days after the levees broke, turning New Orleans into a watery grave. It took a virtual intervention of his top aides to make W. watch the news about the worst natural disaster in a century.

Complete column....
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Curiosity, a generation later
(for those who remember that far back)

I Am Curious (Yellow) ...... I Am Not Curious (Red)

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