Wiretap: A Katrina without a Brownie

How bad is the Obamacare rollout screwup? Let’s say it’s not just bad — but really, really, really bad. And yet, it’s still not as bad for Obama as Hurricane Katrina was for Bush. Six reasons why, according to the New Yorker’s John Cassidy. (Spoiler: No. 4 is that there’s no Brownie.)

No. 1 reason Obamacare isn’t as bad: Obama got out of the plane.

John Dickerson asks if Obama can get his credibility back. Short answer: It won’t be easy. Via Slate.

As the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination nears, there will be too many stories to read. This one about Dallas in 1963 is both short and good. Via New York Times.

Have rich nations abandoned poorer nations on climate change? Via the Guardian.

Nobelist Doris Lessing, who died at 94, wrote about her life. She had a hell of a life to work with. Obit via New York Times.

MSNBC has suspended Alec Baldwin. It may fire him. Leading the obvious question: Who knew he had a show on MSNBC?

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  1. I would think the number 1 reason is no one died due to the foul up, whereas many people died and lost their homes due to the Bush era Katrina lack of response

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