But I did like what I’ve caught of what Bush has been saying post-Thursday speech about how we find money for Katrina rebuilding and Tom DeLay today. Rod’s certainly right that we need “our guys” to be our guys when in office. I tend to think if the administration and Congress can do the follow-through right post-Katrina–on spending, on FEMA, etc., they’ll come a day when “Brownie” is just remembered as a media snack.
Of course, there is an if there. I have a trust-but-verify instinct with W.–I think he’s earned that on a variety of fronts–and, of course, we criticize when it’s deserved. Sometimes it even helps on the follow-through thing. Deep breath, I say, on that second ostrich post. While saying, “What are you guys thinking?” here and there, where appropriate.