I'm speechless too
A post on the Democratic National Committee blog attacks Condoleezza Rice for shopping while the people of New Orleans are suffering. Another post criticizes White House spokeman (sic.) Scott McClellan for categorically denouncing looting.Posted by Paul at 04:08 PM | Permalink
And clothing? Anybody can see that most of these people are wearing clothes, and presumably underwear. Why can't they just wash out what they have in the only-slightly contaminated water? That would be much more respectful of the property rights of Wal-Mart and others. It is no coincidence that most of the people who didn't leave New Orleans before the hurricane struck are black.
(There is undoubtedly some genuine criminality going on, and that is certainly condemned. But for the president to categorically condemn looting when most of it is a desperate attempt to secure the basic necessities of life for adults and for children - when no one is even around to sell them - is the bigger outrage.)
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