3.02.2006

Vindication?


Looks like Michael Brown was right after all.

You remember Michael Brown, don't you? Former head of FEMA? Looked like the biggest jackass after Hurricane Katrina nearly wiped out the Gulf Coast region?

Well, if you have been watching the news, Brown is almost certainly having a good chuckle. A videotape has been released by The Associated Press of a briefing, one day before Katrina stuck on Aug. 29, involving Brown, President Bush, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and other officials.

Brown and others warned that the storm could breach levees, endanger lives in the New Orleans Superdome and overwhelm rescuers.

Five days after the briefing, with most of New Orleans underwater, Bush said, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."

The video, obtained by The Associated Press, "confirms what we have suspected all along," said Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, charging that administration officials have "systematically misled the American people."

Even some Republicans are amazed by this turn. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said the video "makes it perfectly clear once again that this disaster was not out of the blue or unforeseeable. It was not only predictable; it was actually predicted. That's what made the failures in response -- at the local, state and federal level -- all the more outrageous."

Again (and again), Bush has proved one of three things. Either:

A) he's an idiot
B) he's a liar
C) both

Can we survive until Jan. 20, 2009, the inauguration date of the next president of the United States? I wonder.

What do you think? I'd like to know.

1 comment:

kansas brat said...

And because he's not banging an intern, no one is screaming for impeachment.

Justice. What a farce.

If Brown wasn't such a weasel, I'd be happy for him. He's still a whiny-ass pansy.

My verification word for tonight? bwyewnry
Sounds like Elmer Fudd... "be vewy vewy twiet".

Whoa... That mental image actually fits in with the image of the current administration! Brilliant!

And I haven't even had anything to drink yet. That was the one thing that actually came together during this day. There is hope yet.