One side effect…

…of trying to destroy the federal government (or, you know, just “get[ting] it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub”) is that you also destroy the public’s faith in the government—and, imagine this, those who govern.

Their confidence shaken by Katrina, most Americans don't believe the nation is ready for another major disaster, a new AP-Ipsos poll finds.

…Fifty-seven percent in the poll said they felt at least somewhat strongly the country was ill-prepared — up from 44 percent in the days after the storm slammed ashore on Aug. 29, 2005. Just one in three Americans polled believe Bush did a good job with Katrina, down from 46 percent a year ago.
33%. Heckuva job, Bushie.

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