Confirming The Obvious, Politics Made All The (Terrible) Difference in Hurricane Katrina Response

Posted by Mimus Pauly at Skippy International:

something from yahoo! news:
    party politics played a role in decisions over whether to take federal control of louisiana and other areas affected by hurricane katrina, former fema director michael brown said friday.

    some in the white house suggested only louisiana should be federalized because it was run by a democrat, gov. kathleen blanco, brown told a group of graduate students at a lecture on politics and emergency management at metropolitan college of new york....

    "unbeknownst to me, certain people in the white house were thinking 'we had to federalize louisiana because she's a white, female democratic governor and we have a chance to rub her nose in it,'" he said

    ....blanco reacted sharply on hearing what brown had said.

    "this is exactly what we were living but could not bring ourselves to believe. karl rove was playing politics while our people were dying," blanco said through a spokeswoman, referring to president bush's top political strategist. "the federal effort was delayed, and now the public knows why. it's disgusting."
hell, governor, a lot of us knew this back in 2005. politics is the only thing karl rove seems to know anything about (other than petty vindictiveness), and the guy he's worshipped for most of his adult life is the sociopathic manchild he helped put in office -- what else would you expect from this waste of human flesh?
Hell of a job there, Bushies!