Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I Knew It Wouldn't Last

The high road was a short one at that. The Bush administration is back to playing their favorite grade school game 'It's Not My Fault':

'Brownie' blames local officials

In testimony this AM, Brownie states:
. . . Mississippi and Alabama had evacuated properly, but said New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco were reluctant to order an evacuation.

"My mistake was in recognizing that for whatever reasons ... Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco were reticent to order a mandatory evacuation," he said.
Objective members of the panel were not amused:
"I find it absolutely stunning that this hearing would start out with you, Mr. Brown, laying the blame for FEMA's failings at the feet of the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans," Jefferson said.

"I think it's fair to say that perhaps mistakes (were) made all around, but I don't think the response of the federal government can be explained on the basis of, as you have said here, you could not persuade the governor and the mayor to sit down and coordinate a response."
Also, it is common knowledge that BEFORE Katrina hit:
Jefferson noted that the governor had requested a disaster declaration from the federal government three days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, which was approved by President Bush two days before the storm hit.
I though President GDub had turned the corner on his pass the buck presidency, but it is still clear that he is presenting his minions to the public to try and spin his way out of this failure of leadership!


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