What CAN Brown Do For You?
well... if you live in New Orleans, not much. Michael Brown
, director of FEMA has apparently ignored the million plus people on the Gulf coast. In fact, in an interview on NPR
neither he nor Homeland Security guru, Michael Certoff even knew that thousands of people were stranded in the N.O. convention center (and still are at this typing). In fact they told the press (which were reporting it) that it was just here-say.. . People want to know why the hell did they not start planning to have troops in outer cities like Mobile, AL ready to roll once Katrina passed? Why didnt they use dozens of helicopters just a few miles away to start lifting people out on tuesday? This is a great example of how lame the federal government would (or will) treat you if (or when) a natural diaster or terror attack hits your town. The leaders of this country are totally out of touch with America. Speaking of that, the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert
even voiced New Orleans should probably be written off as a city. Great response for those without food or water. He didnt even bother to show up for the $10bil vote .. he was at a fundrasier... BTW: I met Dennis and his wife IN New Orleans over a year ago while he was on vaction - he appeared to be enjoying that trip quite a bit. here's
a fascinating Blog from a guy in the heart of New Orleans - updated hourly or so