At the risk of being insensitive…
Is it cynical of me to wonder whether the President will visit storm-ravaged New Orleans anytime soon? He’s on his vacation, after all. He famously said that he “need[ed] to get on with his life.” The deaths of hundreds, the devastation of a city, would these prompt him to forego clearing brush for just one day?
I know that had this happened on Clinton’s watch, had the circumstances been identical, he’d have been there. He’d have parachuted down into New Orleans if he had to. Our current President, though, seems to be at an arm’s remove from any emotional connection to the world around him. And that’s why I have to wonder if an impromptu, unscripted visit to New Orleans is in the offing, because such a visit would be uncharacteristic.
Here’s hoping for the best for the people of Louisiana. May the damage be not as great as we’ve feared.