Big storm's not over for Bush
BY KENNETH R. BAZINET
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
President Bush visits with Biloxi residents after delivering speech.
WASHINGTON - A year after Hurricane Katrina, President Bush is still grappling with his administration's feeble response to the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast and ultimately crippled his presidency.
I think it's a little early to describe it as "crippled."
Bush and his cronies [emphasis added] have suggested that Mississippi and its GOP governor have done a good job doling out relief aid while the Democratic leaders in Louisiana play catchup.
However, politics aside, people blame Bush for the failures after Katrina. A new CNN poll shows Bush's response to Katrina rates lower now than it did in the month following the storm - 64% of Americans disapprove of Bush's handling of Katrina, a nearly 10-point jump from a poll taken last September.
Once you describe members of the administration and presidential aides as "cronies" I don't think you can really put "politics aside" in a news article. Maybe in an editorial, but not in a standard piece of reporting.