24 January 2007

'Visibly angry' Louisiana governor demands Congress investigate White House over Katrina response

The story sounds like a repeat, but with Democrats now controlling Congress, is the impetus there to proceed with Gov. Kathleen Blanco's demand?

On Tuesday, Blanco (D-LA) "called for a congressional investigation into allegations the White House's slow response to 2005's Hurricane Katrina was driven by partisan politics." The hurricane ended up taking the lives of 1,300 people and left 80 percent of New Orleans under water.

The Reuters article continues:
A visibly angry Blanco called for the investigation just days after former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown said the Bush administration wanted to humiliate the Democratic governor by seizing control of the state's National Guard units in the days following Katrina...

"What does that say to our people?" Blanco said. "They were trying to get at me, but they hurt our people. They were playing politics while our people were dying. ... This is evil, this is unfair, this is not right," Blanco said.
Read the rest of the article here.


Buttermilk Sky said...

Is Blanco up for re-election? While the waters were rising, the best she could manage was to call for a "day of prayer." Not that I think she's wrong, but it's a year and a half late and a billion dollars short.

Myra Langerhas said...

WOW. She is so on the ball. Maybe she should investigate her own response, the Incompetent.