Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary ...indicated that Mr. Bush would not use the speech to name a "reconstruction czar" to oversee the effort. A number of White House officials have advised the president to name such a czar, with Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of forces in the 2001 war in Afghanistan, being a favorite of Republicans who are pushing the idea.
Republicans said Karl Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff and Mr. Bush's chief political adviser, was in charge of the reconstruction effort.
One thing about these guys is that they are brazen. Bush doesn't even TRY to hide the fact that his chief concern with New Orleans is the POLITICAL side of it. Who gives a crap about all that human suffering? Look at my poll numbers!
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Ah, well. Maybe I'm being a bit unfair in saying that he has no experience at rebuilding. From what I understand he's actually an old hand at plugging up leaks.