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A Frantic Hour

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rob_eshman/article/a_frantic_hour_20050909

The dumbest question asked by any reporter anywhere in response to Hurricane Katrina came last Monday in Houston. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. Bush had just finished announcing a special relief effort -- the Hurricane Katrina Fund -- when someone in the press pool blurted out, "What do you think of reports that the levees were intentionally broken?" The two men were already walking away at that point, but you could see the question register on Clinton's perennially exhausted face. Uncertainty -- did she really say that? -- then anger -- how dare she say that? -- then sadness -- what a sick, sick world where someone could even think that.

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