Kanye West on Friday night said that George Bush didn’t care about black people. I think that oversimplifies things a bit. I don’t think that Bush draws a line with race. But, as a commenter said earlier, George Bush was born on third base and thought he hit a triple, so he has no patience for the poor. Would it have taken four days to get supplies to the refugees if they had been rich and white? No. But I don’t think it particularly menas that he is racist so much as classist.
Meanwhile the people he has gone out of his way to aid and assist, the oil companies, have seen a splendid opportunity to bend the American people over, and have taken full advantage of it. It will be interesting to see how Bush walks the fine line between placating the American people, who are mad about gas gouging, and not hurting his boys who are reaping huge profits from the death and devastation in the South. Here’s some interesting info on gas gouging.