Who’s fault was it? Look in the mirror…

Some interesting things to ponder as we examine whose fault this disaster was (it’s never too early to start). I found a quote from the AP on August 28th as the storm was moving in…

“Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding. “There doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight,” Blanco said.”

Which simultaneously seems to implicate the State and Federal Government. The local authorities could have organized an assertive rescue effort to bus people out. Check this article out about how they handle things in Virginia. Now, of course, everything that happened in VA was on a smaller scale, and only a success because of help from FEMA. But still, if the government isn’t listening to you, then do something yourself! New Orleans had the resources…

but they obviously weren’t used. President Bush urged an evacuation, so he knew what was coming. Why wasn’t help poised nearby and ready to go? Check this out from CrooksandLiars.com: Even FoxNews, of all outlets, pointed out government ineptitude (well, Shepard Smith and Geraldo Rivera (!) did, while Sean Hannity tried to spin away…). Plus get bonus Kanye West footage. I can’t say he’s right on, but he’s damn close. And Mike Myers reaction is classic! Kanye shook up those Hollywood fakers who went on the air to read pre-scripted banter so they could go home and feel better about themselves. Kanye demanded answers and pledged action. That’s the real deal.

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