Dissin' and data
A few odds and ends get tied together today:
- If it weren't the Bush administration, it would be unbelievable. Despite propaganda blasts telling the world the US would gladly accept help for the rebuilding after Katrina, our government was in fact turning it away. And as we clearly know, it wasn't because Mike Brown and FEMA had it all under control.
- Meanwhile, back in Baghdad, the focus of all federal humanitarian efforts, it's SNAFU. The New York Times reports that in a sampling of eight projects declared successes, seven were no longer operating as designed because of plumbing and electrical failures, lack of proper maintenance, apparent looting and expensive equipment that lay idle. Add that to the millions rejected in Katrina help and you have the squandering of billions while helping no one.
- Memo to Kenneth Starr: You may be needed back in Washington again. We've got something right up your alley in need of investigation.
- Mitt, you may be right about the rhetorical consistency of your opponents. But at least they know how to hide it better than you do.
- And do you really think we would not have been better off by focusing our efforts on one man and not squandering billions on another man who had nothing to do with the first?