The events of Katrina as seen through the eyes of an intelligent American
This is for my British friends. The Stranger publishes a wonderful column called "Last Days," in which the news of the week is summarized by a particularly intelligent gentleman/playwright with a penchant for the absurd (and an obsession with Michael Jackson and the movie Showgirls). I was unable to keep track of the events on a daily basis due to being abroad for the period of time which he is discussing, but I would like you to read what David Schmader has to say about last week. A small quote:
"The most fucked-up week in contemporary American history kicked off today with a mass exodus from New Orleans following the evacuation order issued yesterday by Mayor Ray Nagin, who'll soon emerge as a national political hero but was today still just a mayor ..."
"President Bush today made history with 10 words that, if God exists, will haunt him all the way to Hell: "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees." Repudiation of Bush's claim is available to any Googler ..."