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September 02, 2005

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Red for A Day

How could you possibly think your government has not been doing enough - have you not seen the latest CNN photos? Bush in Biloxi or as the photo was named - the Bush hug?

Lee Kottner

Oh, I dunno. Maybe the fact that it took six days for relief to reach the Gulf Coast when this hurrican wasn't exactly a surprise? Maybe the reports on CNN, the Weather Channel, and the Lehrer News Hour that nobody seemed to be in charge or know what to do? Maybe the fact that FEMA couldn't seem to find their butt with a map and both hands all of a sudden? Why was this response time nothing like it was last summer for Ivan? This was a monstrous disaster made worse by the fact that there was actually time to prepare somewhat for it and yet nothing was done, and that when it was over the response time was hindered by the fact that the personnel and equipment necessary are thousands of miles overseas being used in an unnecessary war.

For instance, here's how the government fell down beforehand:
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2005_09/007023.php

And here's how it fell down afterwards:
http://slate.msn.com/id/2125494/


Oh, maybe you were being sarcastic too. Sorry.

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