"If Blanco had federalized the Guard, would Michael Chertoff not have told NPR that it was just a “rumor” that thousands were miserably suffering in the New Orleans Convention Center? If Blanco had done what Bush wanted, would Michael Brown be any less a clueless political hack? Would more Louisiana Guards have been at home instead of in Iraq? Would the budgets of FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers not have been cut these last five years? Would Bush not have been surprised that a levee could break? Would Condi not have gone shoe-shopping?"
from Marty Kaplan