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Brownie strikes again

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lamar Mundane, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    "Unbeknownst to me, certain people in the White House were thinking 'We had to federalize Louisiana because she's a white, female Democratic governor and we have a chance to rub her nose in it," he said.

    Brown declined to say who in the White House had argued for only taking control of Louisiana, but said that he'd later learned of the situation through Blanco's office and from other officials on the federal level.

    Blanco reacted sharply on hearing what Brown had said.

    "This is exactly what we were living but could not bring ourselves to believe. Karl Rove was playing politics while our people were dying," Blanco said through a spokeswoman, referring to President Bush's top political strategist. "The federal effort was delayed, and now the public knows why. It's disgusting."

    Eryn Witcher, a White House spokeswoman, denied Brown's claims.

    "It is unfortunate that Mike Brown is still hurling false statements about the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina," she said. "The only consideration made by the administration at the time of this tragedy and since are those in the best interests of the citizens of the Gulf region."

    Yeah, W left vacation two days early, not before giving McCain a Birthday cake, and FLEW over the gulf coast.

  2. Funny how Mississippi seems to have tried to get going with post-Katrina life while New Orleans still can't get its act together.

    Maybe Mrs. Blanco is looking for a scapegoat to cover for her own abysmal performance in this disaster. Brown certainly is.

    Funny how the same people who thought he did a horrible job now think he's all that and a bag of chips. All he had to do was point the finger at Bush, and that atoned for his sins.

    Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither was New Orleans. That it hasn't been restored to its original state in fewer than 18 months isn't a national tragedy, it's a reality.
  3. I notice that the actual facts of the case -- a feckless president with better things to do while a city drowned -- stand unrefuted.
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