Friday, September 02, 2005

Must hear

If you haven't heard Mayor Ray Nagin's radio interview today, you must take 12 minutes out of your day to listen to it. Or if you can't listen to it, ASAP, at least read the transcript.

And in a related note, what the hell is with this?
"FEMA director Michael Brown said Thursday that the agency had just learned about the situation at the convention center and quickly scrambled to provide food, water and medical care and remove the corpses."
What, NO ONE in FEMA has cable? Or even local stations, for god's sake? Or internet? Or newspapers? That is, by far, the most ridiculously hideously stupid quote I've read today. But it's still early.

2 Comments:

Blogger Phillip said...

it's probable that FEMA has been absorbed under the vast blanket of "homeland security" and is not as organized and goal-oriented as it should be.

September 02, 2005 11:00 AM  
Anonymous George "Nero" Bush said...

Chertoff was on NPR yesterday and had no information about the thousands at the convention center. Then he called back to say, yup, there are a bunch of people there. His spiel was basically, "if people would go to the designated food and water points [like people were told about the CC] they could get food and water."

Who knew people without electricity or consistent directions from occasional government visitors couldn't get this information.

September 02, 2005 12:10 PM  

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