The disbelieving reaction of the press corps was entirely predictable. Like the boy with his finger in the dyke, McClellan was vainly trying to hold back the flood of criticism and anger that Americans were feeling at the Bush response to the worst natural disaster on American soil since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
An estimated 6,000 died in San Francisco. There are whispers that the Hurricane Katrina death toll may even be higher. McClellan's comments...
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