'The thrust and parry...':
Reader No. 1 wonders if we can reconcile seemingly opposite arguments about Katrina:
"Excellent summary on the thrust and parry so far, except you left out that the spearpoint of the bleeding edge of the Liberal attack was Point #2 (It's All Bush's Fault), and I imagine we will see that again now that school is back in session and respected science professors at large universities are back from summer vacations in Wyoming and Tuscany. Respectable mainstream Washingtonians didn't blame Bush 43, but remember the pacesetters
and the first few days of FEMA response gives the argument weight it would not otherwise deserve.
"Today's pair of duelling op-eds (c/o excellent Real Clear Politics) is the blueprint for how it will probably play out 1 and 3 years from now. Is it possible that both Krugman
are right in the essential ways? Can we reconcile them (and us)?"Hub Blog's response
-- The first liberal volley was indeed a #2, followed by classic #5s. Remember: I'm only writing the first blog draft of history here.