Storm Surge

Lizza, Ryan
September 2005
New Republic;9/19/2005, Vol. 233 Issue 12, p19
Offers a discussion about the political impact of Hurricane Katrina on United States President George W. Bush and the Republican Party. Question of whether voters will turn to Democrats in the wake of such a humanitarian crisis; Comparison to the impact of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Bush's public support; Role of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in presenting an assistance plan for Gulf Coast evacuees following the hurricane; Ability of Democrats to gain public support on issues of race and poverty; Competence offered by Democrats.


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