Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Louisiana puts the 'fun' in dysfunctional

From Fox News:
WASHINGTON — Michael Brown, the embattled former FEMA chief, on Tuesday told a House committee that his organization did that best it could in the face of Hurricane Katrina, but wished local and state governments in Louisiana had been more cooperative and media reports had been fairer.

At one point, questioned by committee chairman Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., Brown said: "My biggest mistake was not recognizing by Saturday [Aug. 27] that Louisiana was dysfunctional."

Brown told the committee members that two of his biggest faults in the response were not being able to convince Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to act faster and not dealing with the media better.

He said he felt "personal regret that I was unable to persuade Gov. Blanco and Mayor Nagin to sit down, get over their differences and work together. I just couldn't pull that off."
How fantastically inept a politician do you have to be to allow trivial bickering precedent over the safety of the people who elected you to 'lead'? Now we know.

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