Bush, in his remarks to the NAACP this afternoon, flanked by Condi Rice who should be in the Middle East around about now, referred to the Republican Party as  “the party of Abraham Lincoln.”  I don’t think that Abraham Lincoln would recognize today’s Republican Party, as it stands (I don’t think that Barry Goldwater would even recognize it).  And I don’t think that a man as devoted to the details of governance and the intricacies of policy as was Lincoln, would be impressed by Bush’s particular style of leadership.   

Mr. Bush is shameless in his inability to apologize, directly to the NAACP, for the phenomenal administratiive negligence that caused so many African-Americans to suffer during the Katrina disaster.