Thursday, December 15, 2005

Washington Post's take on Blanco's Katrina hearing.

Measured but defiant. My thoughts exactly.

Blanco Criticizes Levees, Hails Evacuation Efforts:
"Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) yesterday declared efforts to evacuate state and New Orleans residents before Hurricane Katrina 'an outstanding success' and told members of Congress they would not be investigating the government's flawed response into the Aug. 29 storm if levees protecting the city had not failed.

Over three hours of measured, at times defiant testimony to a House investigative panel, the first-term governor rebutted Republican charges that overwhelmed state and city leaders did not order the evacuation of New Orleans soon enough or provide transportation or relief to poor, sick and elderly residents who did not get out before floodwaters rose."

1 comment:

bayoustjohndavid said...

Don't know if you read the T/P's article. It mentioned both Rep. Rogers and (my favorite moderate) Shays waving a copy of the city's evacuation plan and asking the evacuation order wasn't issued 72hrs in advance. I keep waiting for Blanco, Nagin or the media to point out that would have required evacuating while the storm was expected to hit Pensacola.

But you're right, she generally did well.