White House website dumps on Bush over Katrina

Via Politico, a last jab in the eye from the newly Change-ified WhiteHouse.gov, suddenly shorn of the giant portrait of the Leader that dominated the front page when it went live this afternoon. I wonder if this is a case of an overeager nutroots copy writer’s first draft having slipped through the cracks — compare the site’s Iraq page, which conspicuously makes no mention of Bush — or a deliberate swipe taken by Team Barry to placate the left.

I guess we’ll know tomorrow if it’s still there.

President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.

President Obama swiftly responded to Hurricane Katrina. Citing the Bush Administration’s “unconscionable ineptitude” in responding to Hurricane Katrina, then-Senator Obama introduced legislation requiring disaster planners to take into account the specific needs of low-income hurricane victims.

Exit question: Since The One isn’t about to jeopardize his courtship of Republicans by prosecuting Bush officials, no matter how febrile progressives’ fantasies might be, how many petty jabs at Dubya of this sort will he have to take to make up for it?