Friday, March 03, 2006
Tape appears about Gov Blanco & levees
Talk about fortunate timing!: MSNBC: "In the Aug. 29 tape obtained by NBC News from Bush supporters, a sr WH official asks LA Gov Blanco how the levees are holding up. Blanco says on the tape: "We keep getting reports in some places that maybe water is coming over the levees. We've heard a report, unconfirmed. I think we have not breached the levee. We have not breached the levee at this point in time." Now, if Blanco messed up, then the blame should fall at her feet. BUT, let's examine her statements: Unconfirmed, we've heard, maybe, I think, at this time. What should Blanco have done? 1. Correctly assessed the levee situation by using the Natl Guard? Oh wait ... they were in Iraq. 2. And what about the equipment the Natl Guard uses to in times of natural disaster? Oh wait... that's in Iraq, too. 3. Should she have issued orders to the US military to gain a full assessment. Oh wait... she's not the head of the US military. I guess Blanco should have rounded up some of those NOLA Voodooists and whipped up a set of magic wings to fly over LA to assess the situation and then use some magic dust to rectify the levees, huh? B/c God knows that BushCo's bloodsucking war and drunken spending had depleted all state spending that should have gone towards the levees.