Trent Lott accused "papers like the Washington Post" of making political hay, while Jesse Jackson, clearly exhausted, tied it to the tail of just about every policy of the Administration from environment to war. When his handlers sent W out to admit the mistake, they pointed him, like a guided back-slapping missile, at the most likely fall guy...
Maureen Dowd in the NYT
Michael Brown, the blithering idiot in charge of FEMA - a job he trained for by running something called the International Arabian Horse Association - admitted he didn't know until Thursday that there were 15,000 desperate, dehydrated, hungry, angry, dying victims of Katrina in the New Orleans Convention Center.
Was he sacked instantly? No, our tone-deaf president hailed him in Mobile, Ala., yesterday: "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
Translation: "Brownie, you're going to take one for the team."