Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Governor Blanco has declared today, Wednesday August 31, a day of prayer as the waters continue to rise in New Orleans and the lives of some of that city's most vulnerable residents are put at even greater risk (as if that were possible). Meanwhile, questions are starting to appear in the national media about the state's response to this disaster concerning foresight or lack thereof in adequate planning for the worst-case scenario. Increasingly tough questions are being directed to the governor and to Mayor Nagin. The message so far is this: Keeping your fingers crossed that the "big one" never comes isn't proving to be much of a disaster preparation plan.