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Obama's flood performance

Should Goldberg be interested in golf or how flood victims are treated?

Jonah Goldberg is off the mark when he compares President Barack Obama's failure to visit Louisiana right after the floods to George W. Bush's failure to do so after the New Orleans inundation of 2005 ("Hypocrisy on presidential golf is out of bounds," Aug. 28). What he should compare is the dismal performance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2005 with its timely and capable response in the past weeks.

If Mr. Goldberg is into drawing comparisons, he might also think of comparing the relatively robust state of the U.S. economy in the closing months of President Obama's term with its catastrophic collapse in the last months of Mr. Bush's presidency. That's an article I look forward to reading.

Paul Romney, Baltimore

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