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Obama’s Katrina?

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from Doug Mills/New York Times

Helene Cooper of the New York Times considers the fraught politics of referring to the gulf disaster as “Obama’s Katrina,” pointing out the logical fallacy involved with equating the two incidents as means of comparing the government’s response to a disaster.

from the NY Times Helene Cooper

WASHINGTON — There’s a world of difference between the impact of an oil spill and a deadly hurricane. And the White House hopes it stays that way.

As President Obama, who will visit the Gulf region on Sunday morning, has stepped up his administration’s response to the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on new offshore drilling leases and dispatching cabinet secretaries and cargo planes to the region, the White House is also trying to avert the kind of political damage inflicted on former President George W. Bush by his administration’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

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Written by demon53

May 3, 2010 at 9:23 pm

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