BATTERED….The nation’s great newspapers all agree on one thing today: George Bush’s speech in New Orleans last night was designed as much to rescue his reputation as it was to rescue the battered Gulf Coast. Here are the headlines:
Washington Post: In Bush’s Speech, a Bid to Repair a Presidency
New York Times: Amid the Ruins, a President Tries to Reconstruct His Image, Too
Los Angeles Times: President Seeks to Revive a Region ? and His Image
Will $200 billion do the trick to turn Bush’s poll numbers around? Or will Karl Rove blow it by being a little obvious about who he spreads that money around to? Stay tuned!