Bush is not to blame


Like many liberals, Leonard Pitts had no option but to reluctantly criticize the botched rollout of Obamacare. He also had to find another example of government incompetency to disguise that fact ( Competence matters then and now, Issues & Ideas, Oct. 27).

He says that the Obamacare rollout disaster is “the second time in eight years” that we have seen such government incompetence. And what was the first? The failure of the Bush administration to have stored supplies, in advance, to care for thousands stranded by Hurricane Katrina.

Are we talking about the same Katrina where the Democratic mayor opened the Superdome to thousands without thinking that bottled water might come in handy? Of course, no one — not the mayor, President Bush or Pitts himself — could have anticipated the damage. But, hey, blame Bush.

Ron Gore, Covington, Ind.

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