Wednesday, August 31, 2005

President Bush Makes a Good Call

Following the utter devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush made the decision two days ago to cut short his Crawford vacation and return to Washington, from where he will personally coordinate the distribution of emergency funds to the ruins of what once was New Orleans.
In this time of national crisis, the image of the President, however embattled, taking the helm in D.C. is one of comfort and reassurance to millions, particularly in the aflicted areas.
The President also made the wise choice of opening up the emergency federal oil reserves to help lessen some of the economic impact that the storm is expected to have on gasoline prices, which some experts have predicted will climb to $4.00 a gallon.
In this instance at least, President Bush has made it clear that he will stand up for the American people and do everything he can to help.
The President should be commended as well for his restraint in not visiting the storm area. Such a high-profile trip would only create additional headaches for local officials who would have to accomodate for the President's security needs and would thus be distracted from their already pressing jobs. If President Bush handled most matters of state as he has this one, the country would be much better off.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

A Summer of Politics

Between the unprecedented recess appointment of John Bolton as ambassador to the U.N., the rising price of oil (even without Hurricane Katrina), the growing unease with Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, and President Bush's shockingly low approval rating of 36% (lower than Richard Nixon's at the height of the Watergate scandal), there is a lot to talk about and a lot that will be happening this Fall.
Here at ConservativeDemocratNews, we will be sure to cover it all with the best insights that we can manage. Congress is back in session on August 24th(September 6th), and then the games will begin.