“Tails you loose and heads I win” is the game partisan Democrats and their mainstream press admirers are playing with the Administration. Two major issues demanded attention as result of Katrina’s visit to the USA: 1) energy and 2) rescue and relief. The Bush administration tackled both, initially giving energy the most visibility. “Tails you lose” as the critics fault the Bush team for not addressing rescue and relief more visibly earlier. “Heads I win” as there is little doubt that the critics would have faulted the Bush team had delayed it’s full court press on energy.
Credit is due the Administration for sound decision-making and wise leadership in giving actions taken to address the issue with national impact the earliest visibility. Shame to the critics for trying for political advantage when the President and his team are doing the right things in the right order.