As to be expected, the usual idiots on the Left are evoking Bush Derangement Syndrome on the California wildfires:
California has four seasons, the old joke goes: earthquake, fire, flood and drought. And we do mean old; we remember hearing it as a boy in Southern California. But these days any unpleasant but normal occurrence--from hurricanes to poverty to bad government in the Middle East--is President Bush's fault, and this is no exception.
The Hill reports on one effort to link the president to California's current fires:
"One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats' comprehensive energy package.
Moments later, when asked by a reporter if he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the disaster.
Of course, global warming is Bush's fault, and so are most if not all of the others, as a Reid colleague tells the Associated Press:
California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer complained on Capitol Hill Tuesday that the ability of the state's National Guard to respond to disasters like the fires has been compromised because too much of its equipment and personnel are committed in Iraq.
Our theory is that George Bush doesn't care about lawyers.