Almost as when Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, another key Bush appointee has come up short in the midst of a crisis.
I have no idea what that means. I don't think anybody knows what that means. I'm not even sure the writer of this article has any idea what this means. When you're starting an op-ed with the phrase "Almost as when," you know you're in trouble.
I think the editor for the SAST is out with the flu. That's the only explanation for this rash of atrocious mistakes. Anyways, on behalf of all 20 of us who religiously read the "In Our Opinion" column in the SAST: Get well soon, buddy. We need you. The English language needs you.