Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sad. Very sad. We knew that this was true, but

it's good to have it confirmed.

FEMA Brown confirms that the White House was playing politics with the Katrina response.

"Unbeknownst to me, certain people in the White House were thinking, 'We had to federalize Louisiana because she's a white, female Democratic governor, and we have a chance to rub her nose in it,'" he said, without naming names. "'We can't do it to Haley (Barbour) because Haley's a white male Republican governor. And we can't do a thing to him. So we're just gonna federalize Louisiana.'"

Brown, 52, declined to say who in the White House had argued for federalizing the response only in Louisiana. He said that he'd later learned of the machinations through Blanco's office and from federal officials.

Blanco reacted sharply to Brown's remarks.

"This is exactly what we were living but could not bring ourselves to believe. Karl Rove was playing politics while our people were dying," Blanco said through a spokeswoman, referring to Bush's top political strategist. "The federal
effort was delayed, and now the public knows why. It's disgusting."

And now Liebermann won't put him under oath because he's not holding hearings. What a complete traitor to his oath of office!!!!

We have to demand an investigation. Now!

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