Republican politicians and pundits have been doing their level best to rewrite history, glossing over the disaster that was the presidency of George W. Bush. Now, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, The Heritage Foundation's Jim Roberts suggests that President Obama needs to reach out to none other than Dubya himself to tackle the relief effort:
The U.S. government response should be bold and decisive. It must mobilize U.S. civilian and military capabilities for short-term rescue and relief and long-term recovery and reform. President Obama should tap high-level, bipartisan leadership. Clearly former President Clinton, who was already named as the U.N. envoy on Haiti, is a logical choice. President Obama should also reach out to a senior Republican figure, perhaps former President George W. Bush, to lead the bipartisan effort for the Republicans.
One word -- Katrina. George W. Bush is the absolute last human being on earth I would chose for the job and WTF says this has to be a "bipartisan" effort? The Republican Party stands firmly against every single thing President Obama and the Democrats do, therefore there is no reason for a single one of them to be involved in the relief effort. Why give them the photo op, when they'll just turn around and stab the president in the back?
Roberts finds a way to further politicize the tragedy by making references to Hugo Chavez and insisting that the U.S. military must corral the dirty Haitian victims to "prevent any large-scale movement by Haitians to take to the sea in dangerous and rickety watercraft to try to enter the U.S. illegally."