With his poll numbers dropping like a rock, President Bush apologized to the nation for the feds handling of Katrina. This is about as calculated a move as I've seen. He'll now set himself up as the guy riding in to the Gulf Coast to save the day. Dick Morris has said as much here.
I might have a different opinion if I had ever seen him say he was sorry before. Maybe I'm wrong, but the White House would not have made this choice if they felt there wasn't an upside to it.
MoDo:W. has said he prefers to get his information straight up from aides, rather than filtered through newspapers or newscasts. But he surrounds himself with weak sisters who don't have the nerve to break bad news to him, or ideologues with agendas that require warping reality or chuckleheaded cronies like Brownie. The president should stop haunting New Orleans, looking for that bullhorn moment. It's too late....read on