BUSH DEAD IN THE POLITICAL WATER will speak on high ground in front of Saint Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter of New Orleans tonight. The often damaged cathedral will serve as a symbol of what New Orleans has been and what it might be. That Bush will speak live in front of no live citizens of New Orleans or anyone else is symbol of something else.
HANDPICKED AUDIENCES FOR SPEECHES were the previous rule, so no adverse reaction would be heard. What does it say when the president speaks before no one? His isolation could not be more complete. Bush on dry land who had dry eyes when a city drowned will talk only to air.