A Great Nation Deserves Great Excuses

Via Making Light comes this link to a (parody) article about a White House apology for the federal response to hurricane Katrina. The whole thing is funny in that way of a joke that seems to tell a deeper truth than the official “truth”. Here’s a choice bit:

“The government’s response to Katrina was lackidaisical and unengaged, and made a bad situation worse than it should have been,” McClellan told reporters. “We have heard the American people speaking, and they have told us that our work was unacceptable. We have heard, we have listened, and we have changed. In future – whether dealing with a hurricane in the Gulf, an earthquake in California, or a terrorist attack against our cities – we will be pro-active in our approach to evading responsibility. This is our promise to America.”

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