Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lies, and Stupid Ones at That

For all the maladministration's expressions of horror that folks of the liberal stripe seem to be obsessed by playing something called "The Blame Game" when it somes to the government disaster following the natural disaster that struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast last week, BushCo's sly engagement in "Plausible Denial" by smearing the state and local government leaders of Louisiana would seem downright amusing if so many people hadn't died because of their malfeasance.

Both New Orleans Mayor Nagin and Louisiana Governor Blanco have borne the brunt of the administration's backdoor campaign. One of the most blatant attempts at CYA was the claim that the federal government had not received the requisite request for federal emergency assistance from the governor of Louisiana in a timely fashion. Consequently, the federal disaster assistance agencies could not act (for nearly a week).

One would think that such a bold assertion would only be made if there were facts that could back it up. One would be wrong. Governor Blanco did in fact make such a reqest. And that request was made August 27, 2005.

The formal request was filed with the proper agency and nothing was done about it. It now appears that thousands have died because nothing was done.

Still, even if that formal request had not been sent in by the governor, did no one in the administration have any idea that a huge hurricane was about to hit the Gulf Coast? Was no one watching television, reading the newspapers, surfing the internet? FEMA? Department of Homeland Security? No one knew the storm was coming?

Come on, BushCo. You'll have to do better than that.

I usually say "Morons" at this point, but that word hardly suffices, given the tragic results.


Blogger Elmo said...

Swap "Morons" with "Rapscallions"

8:05 PM  

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