September 08, 2005

Crass Observation

The Democrats have been trying to overcome the perception that they are soft on national security and would be able to handle a major crisis. By her actions, Louisiana Governor Blanco has managed, in a little more than a week, to firmly cement that perception into reality in the minds of many.

Posted by Ted at September 8, 2005 10:06 AM | TrackBack
Category: Square Pegs

Happy birthday, Ted! Glad you're still older than me!

Posted by: Victor at September 8, 2005 11:31 AM

Or maybe she's proven all women are bad at handling major crises.

Or maybe the mayor has proven all black people are bad at handling major crises.

Or maybe--just maybe--she's proven that she herself is not so great at handling major crises.

And OT--happy birthday!

Posted by: Jennifer at September 8, 2005 11:52 AM

Victor, don't forget the "wiser" part, that makes it ok. ;)

Jennifer, I'm talking general political perceptions, not individual evaluations. You know, in the same way the moonbats are saying that the federal response proves that Republicans are racist, and right-winngnuts are claiming that God destroyed NO for it's gay festival. Or to be less extreme, that Republicans are automatically white and rich and Democrats are automatically for the little guy and minorities. None of those are particularly accurate, but they are the general accepted perceptions.

Katrina will be remembered as the first really big disaster response since 9/11 (although I think Florida last year may have been bigger overall, but it was multiple events), and people are going to point out that Governor Blanco is a Democrat and that she screwed up when it counted most. That's not really fair, but it is the way it works.

Posted by: Ted at September 8, 2005 12:27 PM

Oh, and thanks for the birthday wishes!

Posted by: Ted at September 8, 2005 12:29 PM

Does it take a conservative to truly and adequately wish Ted Happy Birthday?

Just in case it does, Happy Birthday Ted.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at September 8, 2005 12:48 PM

You're a conservative? That's ok then. :D

Posted by: Ted at September 8, 2005 01:37 PM

I didn't forget the 'wiser' part. *ducks*

Posted by: Victor at September 8, 2005 02:38 PM


Posted by: Ted at September 8, 2005 05:52 PM

Have a happy day,Ted.Or at least what's left of it.

Posted by: Russ at September 8, 2005 06:10 PM

Many happy returns.

Posted by: Zoe Brain at September 9, 2005 02:12 AM
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