MSNBC just cut to a press conference with Michael Chertoff. Chertoff, in the midst of the worst disaster in modern US history--forget the qualifier "natural"--was talking about a pilot program to train DC rail commuters in emergency response.
They fucking do not get it. They don't even care. These people, from the president on down, are simply pissed off they have to deal with a disaster they can't make political hay out of.
MSNBC cut away as soon as they realized the Secretary of Fatherland Security was talking about something other than the catastrophe he's supposed to be in charge of. They should have stayed with him.
UPDATE: he was announcing that "September is National Preparedness Month." A canned photo op. The mind reels.
Not to be a chatty cathy, but I saw that this morning, too. What the hay? Great - let's talk about being prepared AFTER the disaster happens. Genius.
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