I wonder why he uses that term? It’s as if in our presidents mind, New Orleans is overseas or at least very far removed from his “world”. And what exactly makes a place like New Orleans “that part of the world” to President Bush. Is it the geography he’s referring to or the economic climate of the region?
Maybe it’s no wonder that his administration has been so inactive in restoring the gulf coast region in the aftermath of Katrina. To them, it’s just so darn far away. I live in Arizona and I find the president’s choice of words troubling. I wonder how those in “that part of the world” feel? ugh.