Here’s the front page of  The Advocate from Thursday morning begging President Obama to help with the devastating floods in Baton Rouge:


The paper even called out Obama for criticizing then President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005:

Our Views: Vacation or not, a hurting Louisiana needs you now, President Obama

Now that the flood waters ravaging Louisiana are receding, it’s time for President Barack Obama to visit the most anguished state in the union.

Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected.

We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t deserve a sequel. In 2005, a fly-over by a vacationing President George W. Bush became a symbol of official neglect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The current president was among those making political hay out of Bush’s aloofness.


As for Obama cutting his vacation short, nah:

But he is sending DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson instead:

Oh, well.