Monday, September 05, 2005

After Failures, Government Officials Play Blame Game - New York Times

~~ it seems clear that much has gone wrong.

And all signs point to a FEMA gutted by the Bush Team.

FEMA --[ like NASA ]-- used to be a " always can-do" agency.

Katrina has made the Bush Administration FEMA look impotent ~`

~ ~ ` TP

"After Failures, Government Officials Play Blame Game"

This article was reported by Scott Shane, Eric Lipton and Christopher Drew and written by Mr. Shane.

"'We wanted soldiers, helicopters, food and water,' said Denise Bottcher, press secretary for Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana. 'They wanted to negotiate an organizational chart.'

Mayor C. Ray Nagin of New Orleans expressed similar frustrations. 'We're still fighting over authority,' he told reporters on Saturday. 'A bunch of people are the boss. The state and federal government are doing a two-step dance.'"