C'mon Arianna, Get RealArianna Huffington seems surprised Bush wasn't willing to actually walk upon his "people" and visit New Orleans on foot, but instead flew over the disaster in his fancy plane.
Apparently, the president "sat somberly on a couch on the left hand side of the presidential jumbo jet peering out the window" at the catastrophe below, joined at different times by White House staffers including Karl Rove and Scott McClellan.
McClellan later quoted the president as saying, "It's devastating. It's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." Ya think?? Hey, here's an idea, Mr. President: maybe you should, y'know, get off the plane and see for yourself?
C'mon Arianna, he just spent a month hiding in his ranch not talking to Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan, terrified of getting close to a real person, why on earth would he descend from on high to walk among the unwashed and unsavory of New Orleans?!?
This is the "Let Them Eat Cake" presidency, don't forget.