From the Washington Post:
It is a problem that now appears destined to follow Bush through the final years of his presidency -- a clear failure of his 2000 campaign promise to be a "uniter, not a divider."
A Washington Post-ABC News poll taken last Friday illustrates the point vividly. Just 17 percent of Democrats said they approved of the way Bush was handling the Katrina crisis while 74 percent of Republicans said they approved. About two in three Republicans rated the federal government's response as good or excellent, while two in three Democrats rated it not so good or poor.
Two in three Republicans rated the federal government's response as good or excellent? Apparently, Republicanism has been reduced to the Cult of Bush. Sick.
And what is it with the press? Can't they report the fact that federal response was utterly dismal without asking for partisan opinions? Go to the experts on disaster relief and ask them, not Bush's campaign manager.