Fool me once, shame on you ... fool me twice ...

So, the delayed response to the Katrina had nothing to do with race. The president said so, so it must be true.

According to a report by Jennifer Loven of The Associated Press, Bush denied Monday there was any racial component to people being left behind after Hurricane Katrina, despite suggestions from some critics that the response would have been quicker if so many of the victims hadn't been poor and black.

"The storm didn't discriminate and neither will the recovery effort," Bush said. "The rescue efforts were comprehensive. The recovery will be comprehensive.

(Just an aside here ... what does that mean, "the recovery will be comprehensive?")

Maybe the response -- or initial lack of one -- to Katrina was not race-related. You can bet, though, it was class-related.

The Bushes and their ilk have nothing -- zero -- in common with the poor people of the Gulf Coast. If it isn't the Gold Coast, Bush and his cabal want nothing to do with it.

That's the huge divide in this country.

Race relations are still a problem, but the class distinctions are the now-proverbial hurricane hitting New Orleans.

What do you think? I'd like to know.

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