February 11, 2006
Stormy Dean slams Bush: Points finger for Katrina deaths (Kimberly Atkins, February 11, 2006, Boston Herald)
Howard Dean yesterday blamed President Bush for the deaths of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims - prompting a swift rebuke from Republicans.
Like it or not -- and much of it is wrong as to facts -- the American people have settled on an official version of events in N.O.: poor black people drowned because they lived in a city run by a black mayor in a state notorious for corrupt Democratic rule. Bug-eye crazy ranting won't change that.
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2006 10:24 AM
If Dean was willing to throw his fellow party members from the Bayou State under the bus and say that, having grown up and lived in Texas for so many years, Bush and Brown should have known Louisiana was a state run by incompetent, corrupt Democrats who couldn't cope with a water main break, let alone a Category 3 hurricane, he would have been a lot closer to the mark with his critcism.
"poor black people drowned because they lived in a city run by a black mayor in a state notorious for corrupt Democratic rule"
Make that "a city built below sea level."
Nothing wrong with being below sea level. The problem is that doing so requires a higher level of competence in planning and maintenence than the governments of Louisiana and New Orleans were able to produce.
Somehow I doubt New Orleans got a dollars worth of preventive maintainence for every dollar spent.
If Katrina is really all about race, then yes, Nagin is going to take the biggest hit. Why is that so hard for the poverty pimps to understand?