Heck of a job

The president high-tails it to Blacksburg.

Published April 17, 2007 4:16PM (EDT)

A lesson learned, or are some victims just maybe more important than others?

Number of days that passed between the shootings at Virginia Tech and George W. Bush's expected arrival for a convocation there: 1.

Number of days that passed between the levee breach in New Orleans and George W. Bush's arrival there for a series of photo opportunities: 4.

Number of presidential guitars played or birthday cakes served in the last 24 hours: 0.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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