Former President George W. Bush won’t be attending this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, but the specter of him will certainly be attending the 24-hour news coverage of Hurricane Isaac. Hurricane Isaac is now projected to make landfall along the Gulf Coast this Wednesday, August 29th, and if that date sounds familiar that’s because it’s the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — the one where government incompetence, mismanagement, and negligence made one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history into one of the worst man-made disasters in U.S. history. At the helm of the ship was President George W. Bush whose first inclination was to survey the wreckage of the Gulf Coast before he
landed in Louisiana to meet with local and state officials to coordinate relief operations flew back to Washington, D.C.:
The last thing the Republican Party could possibly want right now is for their recent past, that of the George W. Bush era, to come back. Besides the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina is perhaps the most striking example of Bush’s failed leadership. This image is not what the Republican Party wants to be attributed to them while they are beginning their convention to nominate Mitt Romney for President; however, it’s what they are now going to have to deal with.