Royally Kranked

Friday, October 28, 2005

What finally cracked the last of President Jr's crumbling veneer as a supposed "Strong, decisive leader" was his dithering response to ending his month-long vacation while the City of New Orleans drowned after Katrina paid a visit

Of course, "And Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" did W no favors is pushing the mindset that the Federal Govt is now BETTER organized to deal with a crisis than it was on September 11

We've seen what happens when political cronies are placed in charge of tasks far too difficult for them to handle successfully or effectively, ala Brownie again

But, more bickering is arising between the GOP at the National Level, and the La Dems, this time over which group-State or FEMA-should be in charge of rounding up the over 1000 dead in La.

Now, notice a common thread FEMA's response seemed slightly obsessed with?

"This issue must be addressed, and frankly, there is operations paralysis at this point," Jordan wrote. "FEMA is pushing state to see what they want to do, and indications are that governor is involved in some of the decisions," especially regarding burial......"Believe organized collection must begin today once morgue is operational or it will become evident to media that plan for collection is not in place," Jordan wrote in the e-mail, which was sent to Brown and Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore, the military coordinator for the disaster

Oops, there's that FEMA focus that ensures a prompt & outstanding rescue & relief effort again

"First morgue site is fully operational," Jordan wrote to the Pentagon officials. "...Believe media and family member interest will continue to cause security concerns."

Interesting terminology-the media will enable "Security concerns", perhaps focusing on those dead floating in the water or covered up outside the packed Superdome & Convention Center

Well, while it's true that those "family member interest" may actually "cause security concerns"-say, by yelling themselves hoarse to find out what the hell was going on with their missing loved ones, I don't see what kind of threat, real OR implied, the grieving could have presented to the search, rescue & relief crews at all


Post a Comment

<< Home