Daily Wisdom

September 10, 2005

Looney Liberal of the Week: Kathleen Blanco

BATON ROUGE, LA -- This week's award goes to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco (D). This woman is an idiot because she had the gall to criticize President Bush and FEMA for a slow response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, after having done everything in her power to prevent a quick response by FEMA, the Federal Government, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett has been investigating this story. Among other things, Garrett got confirmation from the head of the Red cross -- on national TV no less -- that the Louisiana State Department of Homeland Security (LDHS) blocked the delivery of relief supplies to the Superdome and the Convention Center. Furthermore, Garrett spoke to senior Salvation Army officials in Washington, D.C. who admitted that the Salvation Army's efforts at supplying the evacuees were also repeatedly blocked. (These two organizations provide relief under the coordination of FEMA). So who does the LA Dept. of Homeland Security report to? Why GOVERNOR KATHLEEN BLANCO, of course.

Garrett also points out that FEMA was prevented from bringing the National Guard into Louisiana because it is not their jurisdiction. Who has to give FEMA jurisdiction? Why GOVERNOR KATHLEEN BLANCO, of course.

Why did Blanco prevent the hungry and thirsty from receiving aid? Because LDHS wanted to get the evacuees out. They thought that the Red Cross and the Salvation Army would make the evacuees "too comfortable". Why did Blanco resist the federalization of the disaster? Because she has an over-inflated ego, and because she's an idiot.


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At 9/11/2005 12:51 AM , Blogger RAM said...

It was also reported that she had an ax to grind with Mayor Nagin, as he supported someone who was running against Blanco in the last Governors race.

I think they may have said she told people, "---she would pay him back for it". This last part, I am not absolutely sure of, and I would hate to think she would put lives at risk to make Nagin look bad, but wouldn't put something like that past MOST Dems though.

At 9/11/2005 9:53 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

One never knows what goes through the minds of these people... but I just think it was a case of too much optimism, and then little too late.

By the time Katrina finished dealing a blow to Florida, no one was certain where the storm would go (exactly). NOLA had "lucked out" before, so "let's hope for the best". Then, by the time it started to look like the storm might actually hit NOLA, it was also building from a CAT3 to a CAT5.

Then, I think a bit of panic set in... like "My God, this can't be happening". Standing there with their mouths open and not doing anything.

It's easy to be a Monday A.M. quarterback, but when it's happening, it's like watching a tree fall on top of a car in slow motion. You know you should be doing something, but you stand and watch the horror, paralyzed knowing that whatever you do will be too little too late.

In hindsight (always 20-20), they should have used those 2000 buses. But, a)who would have driven them?, and b)how many people that stayed behind would have actually gotten on a bus?

It just makes me angry that people like Nagin and Blanco (who have a share in the blame) just immediately start pointing the finger. Like they were heroes.... yeah, RIGHT!

At 9/11/2005 9:54 AM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Uh... that's "too little too late".

(But you knew that).

At 9/11/2005 2:14 PM , Blogger Kajun said...

On the other hand, she was right.

If fed and liquidated, these people would have never evacuated. Other "Entitlement Slaves" and their relatives, would have joined them by the thousands...even those who didn't need assistance!

However, you may not know; the Governor, in this case Governess of Louisiana is basically a dictator. They control all legislation at the State Capitol and have vastly more power than Governors in most other States.

Mississippi is the oposite. The Governor has little power, but he did a good job with what he had.

At 9/11/2005 6:52 PM , Anonymous onlineanalyst said...

You may have a "looney liberal of the week as your first poster here", but that being said..

You have a great blog here!!!

Did Blanco need 24 hours after the Bush offer of federal aid to get her ducks in a row, so to speak? Could she not "fathom" that those ducks would be floating in the muck not too much later?

At 9/12/2005 11:06 PM , Blogger Pat'sRick© said...

anonymous said
Now you know why Pat'sRick© and camojack use comment verification.

hawkeye said
n hindsight (always 20-20), they should have used those 2000 buses. But, a)who would have driven them?, and b)how many people that stayed behind would have actually gotten on a bus?

Actually, had they implemented the plan, the could have recalled the people who usually drive the buses. They also had municipal buses that were not used. And if they did not have anyone to drive, why did they need more buses?

onlineanalyst said:
You have a great blog here!!!

Yes, it is. So are the other scrappler blogs (modestly shuffling feet).

At 9/15/2005 12:37 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Thanks for the kind words. Just got home from a few days away and it's nice to get a compliment.

Thanks again & regards,

At 9/15/2005 12:39 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

No foot-shuffling required... You too have a GREAT blog.



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