New video proves Bush knew about levee risk and lied

Lied, lied, lied. Video from August 28 shows Bush being warned. On "Good Morning America," on September 1, he said ''I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees.'' (Via NYTimes Select) If I were a White House spinmeister, I'd keep harping on the difference between "overtopping" and "breaching." I'd also start floating my résumé.

"A newly leaked video recording of high-level government deliberations the day before Hurricane Katrina hit shows disaster officials emphatically warning President Bush that the storm posed a catastrophic threat to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and a grim-faced Bush personally assuring state leaders that his administration was "fully prepared" to help."    — Via the Washington Post

Sometimes, it just depends on what the meaning of "total incompetence" is.