Monday, December 20, 2010

Profiles In Cowardice And Incompetence

It certainly wasn't just the MSM.

1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

At the time -- before the hurricane hit the city -- and as reported in the New Orleans newspaper (and I read it with my own eyes), when Gov. Blanco and Mayor Nagin called the news conference to announce the ordered evacuation of the city, they both took pains to "pin the blame" for the evacuation on Bush. That is, they wanted everyone to understand that they had ordered the evacuatio *only because* Bush had finally pressured then to so.

The fact is, before the city was hit, neither of them actually believed it could be hit -- they both believed that hoodoo BS that N.O. was "protected" by an ancient voodoo blessing. The fact is, they both wanted Bush to take the blame, and to feel the ire of N.O. residents, when it turned out (as they falsely believed) that evacuation was never even called for.