Haiti & George W Bush
Yesterday, following the tragic earthquake in Haiti, the conservative Heritage Foundation suggested that “President Obama…reach out to a senior Republican figure, perhaps former President George W. Bush, to lead the bipartisan effort” to assist the beleaguered Caribbean country. Indeed, it is now being reported that Obama has asked the former Republican president to join with U.N. special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton to raise funds for the nation. What a great idea. Maybe Bush will bring along with him Condi Rice, who was shopping for shoes in New York while people died in New Orleans, or Brownie, who did such a heck of a job, or John McCain, whose birthday party Bush attended while people were drowning in New Orleans? Isn't this a bit like asking the underwear bomber to head up a fundraising program for airport security? Some people are speculating that Bush will turn down the offer specifically because he's concerned his involvement will remind people of the thousands of people he let die in New Orleans and surrounding areas.