Friday Morning Open Thread

Good morning.

The traditional media is starting its wall-to-wall coverage of the fifth anniversary of Katrina smashing into Louisiana. All the big media stars are broadcasting live from New Orleans. Obama will be in the city on Sunday.

I was looking through some of our posts from late August of 2005, as Katrina was approaching. One of the first Katrina-related posts John wrote, on August 28th, was: Will Bush stay on vacation while the hurricane destroys New Orleans? We got our answer. The Bush administration’s response was a complete and total failure.

Nothing on the Veep’s public schedule today. Obama is wrapping up his vacation.

Tomorrow, Glenn Beck and the teabaggers are descending on DC for their big rally at the Lincoln Memorial. That’ll be fun.

What else?

On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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