Garry Trudeau continues his wickedly satirical story arc about the George W. Bush “lie-bury.” Previously, he skewered W and his House O’ Coloring Books and Propaganda in these posts: Doonesbury, Rachel Maddow and the Bush Lie-Bury: “You’re a top decisioner!” “Way to go, wusses!” and Doonesbury– Bush Lie-Bury “Decision Points” Option 2: “Fly over flooded city and look out window with concern.”
Melissa Harris-Perry didn’t hold back either, both in this terrific Maddow Show video, and now in a segment from her own show:
Melissa nailed it:
Dear President George W. Bush,
It’s me, Melissa.
Congratulations on the opening of your library. Now maybe you’ll go inside one. [...]
[A]s a resident of post-Katrina New Orleans, the one decision point that really has me fired up is how your library represents the choices you faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. [...]
Looting was the big problem?
As much as 80% of the city was flooded. Nearly a thousand Louisiana residents died, many in their own homes, drowned by storm surges that breached inadequate federal levees. Many thousands more were trapped in the Superdome and Convention Center for days without food, medicine, water, electricity, or working bathrooms.
And you were trying to figure out whether or not to quell an insurrection? These people were Americans, Mr. President. [...]
I am glad that you are slowing down, catching your breath and finding a way to live life to the fullest. In the meantime, tens of thousands of New Orleanians are still trying to find a way home, still displaced by the policies of your administration, still reeling from the failures of your decisions.
But hey, “Heckuva job, Dubya.”