My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


"Oops. Our Bad. Seriously . . .Honest Mistake . . . No Harm, No Foul . . ."

So goes the AP, in a press release from 7 pm on a Friday, which is still not up on its website.

In a March 1 story, The Associated Press reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials.

The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaking.

The day before the storm hit, Bush was told there were grave concerns that the levees could be overrun. It wasn't until the next morning, as the storm was hitting, that Michael Brown, then head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Bush had inquired about reports of breaches. Bush did not participate in that briefing.

Pathetic. And, as I wrote two nights ago, this buried correction will do nothing to change the damage done to the Presidency by an act of malicious indifference by the Old Media.

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