Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Reaping the Whirlwind

These are the words headlining Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s comments about Hurricane Katrina at the Huff and Puffington Post: “For They That Sow the Wind Shall Reap the Whirlwind

Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to know the root cause of the Katrina natural disaster. You guessed it. The culprits are Republicans; two specifically - George Bush and Haley Barbour. From God's lips to a Kennedy's ears ... Hurricane Katrina was visited upon the inhabitants of Mississippi because their governor, Haley Barbour, "offended God" by helping President Bush oppose the Kyoto Protocol.

"Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children." Who would have known that a Kennedy would be a follower of the Reverend Pat Robertson, but he is, as he reminds us of the good Reverend's 1998 warning "that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God". He continues writing that because of the role that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour played in derailing the Kyoto Protocol and President Bush’s promise to regulate CO2, Katrina decided "to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast".

The very first commenter nailed Mr. Kennedy succinctly: "I can't believe it but I think you are being entirely serious. You really seem to believe that Gov. Barbour's rejection of Kyoto is responsible for this hurricane. I declare this to be an instant HuffPo classic. Satire is - once again - made redundant."

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