Found this at Time online: Katrina system failure: The governor <br><br>" Wednesday morning , August 31, two days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, Blanco was frantic.<br><br>Without any aides along, she and her husband had made an unannounced visit to the Superdome the night before and seen how desperate the situation there was becoming.<br><br>The arena was teeming, its roof was leaking, and people had begun dying. "They were scared; they were upset. A lot of emotions were coming from them. Some were sick. They needed their diabetes medicine," the Governor told TIME in an interview. "What we were dealing with was a minute-by-minute life-or-death situation."<br><br>The day the storm hit, she asked President Bush for "everything you've got." But almost nothing arrived, and she couldn't wait any longer. So she called the White House and demanded to speak to the President. George Bush could not be located, two Louisiana officials told Time, so she asked for chief of staff Andrew Card, who was also unavailable.<br>Finally, after being passed to another office or two, she left a message with DHS adviser Frances Frago Townsend. She waited hours but had to make another call herself before she finally got Bush on the line. "Help is on the way," he told her."<br><br>Now Blanco made mistakes too, but isn't this inexcusable? The day Katrina hit she requested everything... 2 days later and nothing has shown up, and we know it won't arrive for 2 MORE days (until Friday) for many. A DIRECT appeal to the PRESIDENT !!<br><br>Keeee-rist !! What does the a-hole need a formal invitation and flowers ??<br><br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Loc: New Hampshire
Gee, as a governor she's pretty useless.<br><br>As with the Mayor of NO, these two have proven themselves to be complete incompetents. Even Sean Penn and his leaky boat did more then them - and he doesn't even live there!<br><br>Whoops, sorry I guess this was a Bush bashing post. Carry on!<br><br>
People who did not even know the names of the LA governor and NO mayor or anything else about them before are certainly forming a lot of opinions about them very quickly. Not that I am making any assumptions about Jonny Cat (I don't know you from Adam, as they say).<br><br>We are what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
_________________________ We are STILL what we repeatedly do - insists Aristotle
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