Saturday, October 29, 2005

Let’s Just Blame the Locals, Especially If They are Democrats

Last Thursday:

Bodies of people killed by Hurricane Katrina went uncollected for more than a week in the New Orleans area as the federal government waited for Louisiana's governor to decide what to do with them, according to memos released Thursday by a Republican-led House committee.

Translation of the committee's findings:

See, no Republicans screwed up here. It was that Democrat Governor of Louisiana that delayed the recovery of all those dead people. (Did we mention she was a woman?).


A company assigned the delicate duty of collecting Hurricane Katrina's dead in Louisiana wanted out of the federal job days later, complaining of a "bureaucratic quagmire" in its dealings with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Kenyon International asked FEMA to find someone else to do the work in a Sept. 11 letter to Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, head of the agency's response to Katrina. The disaster management company stayed on the job, however, and signed a contract with the state of Louisiana days later.

Translation of the governor's actions:

The federal government FEMA’ed up the recovery operation just like it screwed up the rescue operation, and the state of LA had to come rescue the recovery.

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