That Pesky Protocol
With all the fuss about the Fed's failure in responding to Hurricane Katrina, those who wish to carp and whine tend to forget or neglect to tell that the state has control in these situations and the Fed doesn't come swooping in until requested.
Now, Fox News' Major Garrett reported an interesting tidbit that has been kept hush hush so far. It seems there was food, water and hygiene supplies loaded and ready to move in to NOLA immediately following Katrina BUT THE STATE OF LOUISIANA SAID NO! They were afraid it would impede their evacuation efforts if the victims were provided food, water, etc. They indicated that they didn't want to encourage people to go to the Superdome. Interesting. However, the reporting of the Red Cross trucks being held up by the state has been pretty much nil.
On a side note, if any of you want to do a little research - go check out Hurricane Floyd - 1999.
Seems to Ol' BC that the Donks failed miserably when they were in charge and Floyd wasn't near the catastrophy Katrina has turned out to be. Maybe it's just that Bush is still involved with the Feds and the left despises him so much.... Here's another thought. What would they do if a conservative got elected president?
Just a thought.