Monday, May 01, 2006

Katrina and the Common Good

Katrina and the Common Good, Boyd Blundell, TPMCafe:
For example, it's worth asking why Katrina was such a tipping point for the President's approval ratings.

The answer is that it offered irrefutable images that he was not looking after the common good. It undermined the average American's self-image of being part of a country that actually worked. Without consciously changing their mind on a single policy, a good quarter of the country just stopped believing in the President.

Remember, this change of heart happened mostly in people who were not personally affected by the disaster at all. excerpt from what appears to be an excellent blog within TPMCafe, After the Levees.


Blogger Ted Mathias said...

I would appreciate it if you posted a link to my short documentary on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, "The Invisible Coast: Mississippi's Continuing Struggle in the Wake of Katrina

I am a 19 year old student at Dartmouth college and created this while volunteering at Hands On USA in Biloxi, Miss.

Thanks for considering the post.
Ted Mathias

6:33 PM  
Blogger Thomas Nephew said...

Done. Sorry for the delay!

3:54 PM  

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