GEORGE W. BUSH is running out of gas, and the country knows it.
This week, the president asked Americans to drive less to conserve gasoline.
Bush also issued a directive for all federal agencies to cut their own energy
use and to encourage employees to use public transportation.
How about parking Air Force One for awhile, Mr. President?
Bush took his seventh trip to view hurricane rebuilding efforts along the Gulf
Coast. Storm-chasing, like mountain-biking, is now a presidential obsession.
Instead of calories, this latest compulsion burns time and jet fuel.
After Hurricane Katrina, Bush and federal relief agencies took too long to show
up when it mattered. But showing up when it doesn't matter will not repair the
damage to Bush's battered image. Having Michael Brown, the deposed head of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency blame "dysfunctional" Louisiana for
hurricane response problems ...