As the administration's recovery plan for the Gulf Coast testifies, George W. Bush is no Franklin Roosevelt. He's not even a Herbert Hoover.
President Bush (left) peers out the cabin window of Air Force One on Aug. 31 as he surveys the damage along the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina. Herbert Hoover (right), then the commerce secretary, with War Secretary Dwight Davis and a few of the 325,000 victims of the 1927 Mississippi Flood who were housed in tents in Hamburg, La. (Reuters Photo; Corbis Photo) Reuters Photo; Corbis Photo
(Correction: Because of a reporting error, an article on the Bush administration's recovery plan for the Gulf Coast in the Oct. 2 Ideas section incorrectly stated that KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, received no-bid contracts from the federal government following Hurricane Katrina. According to Halliburton, KBR is providing Katrina-related work under two preexisting, competitively-awarded contracts with the US Navy and ... (Full article: 1864 words)
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