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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-11 11:18 PM
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13. Actually WHO he put in charge of FEMA,
an EXECUTIVE DECISION... is critical.

yes, some of this is for show...

But seeing a PRESIDENT in command is important at a symbolic level.

There are many reasons why you will not see ANY US President do this...

Nor is it advisable... for other reasons...

But believe it or not, yes symbolism (and it is what it is) matters.

I know that the FEMA director, a former CAREER FIREFIGHTER, has a lot more to do with how well this went... but who put him there? Think of the guy Bush the Lesser put in charge of FEMA... alas the results are clear for all to see.

Oh and for the record, Mr. Obama stay in the WH... it is really a nightmare to have a VIP in the middle of a response. But these photos are good.
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  -This is how a real President should act during a disaster... Contrary1  Aug-27-11 11:40 PM   #0 
  - spot on!  AsahinaKimi   Aug-27-11 11:42 PM   #1 
  - He's been awesome. nt  gateley   Aug-27-11 11:42 PM   #2 
  - Bingo! I was covering Bush in SD and couldn't believe what an idiot he was  Liberty Belle   Aug-27-11 11:44 PM   #3 
  - k&r nt  steve2470   Aug-27-11 11:45 PM   #4 
  - K&R n/t  Tx4obama   Aug-27-11 11:47 PM   #5 
  - Let alone this  Recursion   Aug-27-11 11:49 PM   #6 
  - my pet goat was more important to him  cutlassmama   Aug-28-11 07:50 AM   #8 
  - I am not at all moved by such rhetoric!  Newest Reality   Aug-28-11 12:29 AM   #7 
  - Awesome response! +1 nt  Obamanaut   Aug-28-11 08:02 AM   #9 
  - Another blathering extremist  lunatica   Aug-28-11 12:10 PM   #11 
  - Thank you for your  Newest Reality   Aug-28-11 11:13 PM   #12 
  - Actually WHO he put in charge of FEMA,  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-28-11 11:18 PM   #13 
  - Considering this thread is about comparing presidential responses to different hurricanes, not sure  uppityperson   Aug-28-11 11:27 PM   #14 
     - We could unify this thread  Newest Reality   Aug-29-11 12:17 AM   #15 
  - K & R  Scurrilous   Aug-28-11 12:02 PM   #10 
  - K&R  tawadi   Aug-29-11 12:22 AM   #16 

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