You’re doing a good job Brownie!
“According to portions of the draft obtained by ABC News, the report charges Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff with executing his responsibilities "late, ineffectively or not at all."
This report comes from a Republican Majority House committee. In this day and age of blind devotion to party lines and mass secrecy, not even the house republicans can ignore this massive failure on every possible side from the administration during the Katrina.
In case you need a reminder, here are some highlights of what the administration was doing during Katrina.
From the Daily kos:
President George W. Bush said, "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went shoe shopping on Fifth Avenue, but not before she played tennis and yukked it up at Spamalot.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael D. Brown, leapt into action, mustering all the emergency disaster management skills he learned as a lawyer for the International Arabian Horse Association Legal Department (from which he was fired). His money quote: "Paula, the federal government did not even know about the Convention Center people until today."
The Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, said, eh, maybe we should just forget all about rebuilding New Orleans. Because it might cost money and stuff.
The Pentagon, headed by Donald Rumsfeld, reassured America that, yes, the Country music hoedown with Clint Black on September 11th is still on, pard'ner! And maybe we'll even break the record for the longest line dance.
The head of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, sent out an email stressing that now---for God's sake, people---NOW is the time when we must repeal that which is really causing pain and suffering throughout the land: the estate tax.
And Vice President Dick Cheney? He was still on vacation
Fantastic isn’t it.