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September 08, 2005


With a Hat tip to Right Wing News...

I'm standing by my initial assessment.

President Bush took too long to be visible.

Homeland Security bobbled, but didn't fail.

The State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans... failed their citizens miserably.

After the mess is cleaned up... what will they do about it?

We know what the City is doing short-term... sending City employees on paid vacations to Las Vegas. While the Fire Department of New York volunteers and military forces cover for them.

From the NYT article linked above:

The Police
City to Offer Free Trips to Las Vegas for Officers

Published: September 5, 2005
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 - A day after two police suicides and the abrupt resignations or desertions of up to 200 police officers, defiant city officials on Sunday began offering five-day vacations - and even trips to Las Vegas - to the police, firefighters and city emergency workers and their families.

The scope of the disasters were different... but FDNY took one hell of a hit - a bigger hit in terms of dead and missing - on 9/11... and their response was to work overtime.

The Big Easy, indeed.

The Snarkatron blearily looks up from her somnolent slumber, flicks out her flensing-knife fingernails, and carves off some breakfast.

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