This is from Robert Novak’s weekly Evans-Novak Political Report . “Caused by Hurricane Katrina” seems a little imprecise here. How about “caused by White House efforts to profit politically from Hurricane Katrina?”
Republican anxiety over runaway losses in the Senate next year was eased by two developments. First, the decision by former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) not to run in Nebraska for an open seat (see below) turns a probable Republican loss into a probable retention. Second, the landslide win for governor of Louisiana by Rep. Bobby Jindal (R) reflects the loss from the state of up to 200,000 black voters caused by Hurricane Katrina and puts Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) in jeopardy next year.
Remember all those African-Americans evacuated to Houston and elsewhere while their ruined homes rotted and FEMA fiddles? Only the blind or the Bush-besotted could fail to see Rove’s hand in this.