Politics

President George H.W. Bush Defends President George W. Bush's Failed Response to Hurricane Katrina

| by Michael Allen
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Excerpts from an upcoming memoir show former President George H.W. Bush defending his son President George W. Bush while victims of Hurricane Katrina died in New Orleans, waiting for help.

CNN recently published the excerpts from the elder Bush’s memoir, entitled 'All the Best, George Bush; My Life in Letters and Other Writings.'

In his memoir, President George H.W. Bush writes about Hurricane Katrina: "I am really down about the way the President has been attacked. Over and over again the networks attack him. First for being late in moving. Then for over flying Louisiana on the way back to Washington. Then on the snail like pace of relief."

"My heart went out to [President George W. Bush]. Here is a guy who cares deeply. Who wants every possible resource of the Federal Government brought in to bear to help people, yet he is being roundly accused of not giving a damn.”

“I see some of his most nasty critics trying to shoot down my beloved son – shoot him down by mean spirited attacks. I was a scared kid back then. Now I am just an angry old man hurting for my son.”

However, he doesn't mention that President George W. Bush went on TV and bragged how his FEMA head Michael Brown was doing a "heck of a job," as dead bodies floated down New Orleans' streets on live television.

Source: CNN