Although I know that the first priority still has to be aid, I’m having a hard time keeping the bile down at the government response. Any disaster will involve chaos and bungled plans, but concentrating on preparations for civil emergencies, including the possibility of evacuating a major city, is supposed to be what the U.S. government’s been doing for the past 4 years.
And allowing looting to begin and establishing a tone of anarchy? Can’t we learn anything?
Coming hard on the heels of the ridiculous pork in July’s transportation bill, with its $223 million “bridge to nowhere” in Ketchikan, Alaska, it’s hard to forgive the water-removal budget for New Orleans being cut from $75 million in ’99 to $31 million last year.
Okay…okay… just spleen venting… I’ve got to go swimming and look at pretty fish…