"I think Katrina -- the response to Katrina was effectively the end to the President's presidency in the sense that people all of a sudden saw the small man behind the curtain.
People in America and throughout the rest of the world for a long time have believed that Americans can fix anything, that we're better organized and better managed -- managed better than anybody, and that if something really awful happens, call on the Americans.
And for the first time in our lifetime and in the world's lifetime, since World War II -- since before World War II -- we suddenly saw an American president just descend into failure.
And I don't think he's ever recovered from that."
Thursday, August 24, 2006
"The small man behind the curtain"
Howard Dean yesterday, with full guns blazing, on Katrina as the one year anniversary approaches: