Stuff

Essentials

  • Activity

    September 2005
    S M T W T F S
    « Aug   Oct »
     123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    252627282930  
  • Thumbed Up Love

  • Save the Puppies

    teh puppyblender
  • Corporate

  • Remember

  • Archives

  • Categories

  • Meta

Katrina Aftermath: The Blame Game 3: “Boom Boom!” Out Comes the Knives

Head Wizbanger Kevin Aylward (Wizbang: “If trashy pop culture and angry conservatism had a baby”) posted this amazing interview
the criminally incompetent “mayor” of New Orleans gave to CNN’s Soledad “Go ahead, guess what ethnic group I belong to today” O’Brien. It’s one hell of an example of how seriously screwed that city–fuck it, the whole damn state–was before Katrina ever hit that town. But the opening passage alone should put this asshat’s ass straight in a lockup featuring rubber walls:

S. O’BRIEN: There are people who say your evacuation plan, obviously in hindsight, was disastrous.

MAYOR RAY NAGIN, NEW ORLEANS: Which one?

So, you bastard? Are you saying there was more than one that you ignored?

He then goes on to stick a shiv in LA’s useless Governor Blanco’s ribs:

S. O’BRIEN: You’re telling me the president told you the governor said she needed 24 hours to make a decision?

NAGIN: Yes.

S. O’BRIEN: Regarding what? Bringing troops in?

NAGIN: Whatever they had discussed. As far as what the — I was abdicating [advocating] a clear chain of command, so that we could get resources flowing in the right places.

S. O’BRIEN: And the governor said no.

NAGIN: She said that she needed 24 hours to make a decision. It would have been great if we could of left Air Force One, walked outside, and told the world that we had this all worked out. It didn’t happen, and more people died.

The longer this thing plays out, the farther from the White House doorstep blame for this clusterfuck is going to move. Each day it becomes more obvious that the first responders–the local officials–didn’t just drop the ball, they weren’t even on the field of play.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Other Stuff

Search

Advertisment ad adsense adlogger