Monday, September 05, 2005

Katrina's Undertow

Bushco Priority #1 (actual):
Recent Republican talking points have focused on mitigating the political damage of the executive branch being asleep at the switch by trying to point the blame at Louisiana and the city of New Orleans (both run by Democrats).

Bushco Priority #1 (stated):
United States Dept. of Homeland Security's stated mission:

"In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort."

Here's a good run-down on that compehensive federal response, courtesy of Editor and Publisher.

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Gazetteer said...

And behind door #3.....

Turn this liability into the opportunity to ram John Roberts through as the new Chief Justice?

CathiefromCanada said...

I grow more convinced that the "opportunity" to gentrify New Orleans is going to be offered to every two bit developer in the southern US, and the people are going to be offered a dime on the dollar never to return.
But then again, I could be wrong.

Q said...

How can Rove swift boat this? No reporters are up for his hot tips? The public watched the facts of Katrina with their own eyes. FEMA didn't come.