Ancrene Wiseass

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Aaron Broussard on "Meet the Press"

This is not right. It's just not right. Something has gone desperately, fatally wrong here.

It is a NEARLY A WEEK since the levees broke, and this is what's still happening in Louisana. Aaron Broussard, President of Jefferson Parish, was on "Meet the Press" today, talking about FEMA officials inexplicably refusing truckloads of donated water and cutting emergency communication lines. He broke down while explaining that people in a nursing home drowned on Friday night.

What, seriously WHAT, in the name of all that's holy is going on here? Honestly, even I never expected this level of incompetence from the Bush administration.

How can this possibly be real?


P.S. Meanwhile, Haliburton's been hired to conduct storm cleanup.

Words really do fail me in the presence of such shameless obscenity.

P.P.S. Conservative commentators are getting pissed off, too. See the Washington Times editorial from Friday and David Brooks's comments from the Lehrer NewsHour. Michelle Malkin doesn't blame Bush, but does at least argue that he needs to fire David "Brownie" Brown, who was blaming Katrina victims for not having evacuated (regardless of whether they actually had transportation or were--oh, I dunno--TRAPPED IN A NURSING HOME) as late as this past Thursday.