You can't believe everything you read in blogs (like the entry I once wrote about my visit to Mars and my romance with a three-armed Martian slavegirl), but this seems to fit with all we know about Bush and his love of photo ops:
Three tons of food ready for delivery by air to refugees in St. Bernard Parish and on Algiers Point sat on the Crescent City Connection bridge Friday afternoon as air traffic was halted because of President Bush’s visit to New Orleans, officials said."My Pet Goat" was more important than responding to 9/11. "Mission Accomplished" was more important than securing postwar Iraq. And now, it seems, a few handshakes and speeches were more important than getting food and supplies to New Orleans survivors. And we impeached Clinton for a blow job??????????
The provisions, secured by U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-Napoleonville, and state Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom, baked in the afternoon sun as Bush surveyed damage across southeast Louisiana five days after Katrina made landfall as a Category 4 storm, said Melancon’s chief of staff, Casey O’Shea.
“We had arrangements to airlift food by helicopter to these folks, and now the food is sitting in trucks because they won’t let helicopters fly,” O’Shea said Friday afternoon.
The food was expected to be in the hands of storm survivors after the president left the devastated region Friday night, he said.
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