Double Whammy for The White House
I'm traveling today so I haven't seen much news media, but I'm betting we'll all be seeing a lot about 2 stories: President Bush's supposed "advance warning" on the extent of Katrina's devastation to New Orleans, and a Zogby poll purporting to show discontent among the troops in Iraq.
Zogby first. Are your "skepticism antennae" up? Mine are. Here we have a story (1) by a Democrat pollster (2) commisioned by a "peace" organization (3) with results that are not only counter-intuitive, but contrary to the overwhelming weight of anecdotal evidence. This poll, which the MSM will love, deserves to be read with great care. Visit Hugh Hewitt's site; Hugh's all over this.
Now the Katrina story. I saw a screaming headline in the San Francisco airport this morning (the Chronicle, I think) to the effect that "Bush Had Advance Warning on Katrina." So far, this story seems pretty much trumped-up to me. John Hinderaker of Power Line has a post that will tell you an awful lot more than you'll learn from reading any AP report or big city daily.
(Note: Due to a Blogger problem, I'm reduced to blogging from my Blackberry. Earlier posts had no decent links! I apologize.)