Thursday, December 15, 2005

Did the evacuation order really come too late?

The Advocate:
"Appearing before a special House committee established to investigate the hurricane response, the Democratic governor engaged in often testy exchanges with committee members accusing her of waiting too long to move people.

'We got 1.2 million people evacuated, we saved another 100,000 and we lost 1,100; that's the whole story,' Blanco snapped. 'We got people out.'"

Watching the hearings I thought Blanco was very restrained, and on-message. But there were a few times when she showed some sparks of anger. Nothing like the anger I felt when Rep. Buyer (pronounced Boo-yer, as he reminded the audience) launched his long discredited argument about federalizing the National Guard. But good to see.

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