Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A scathing indictment

Today's Washington Times has an editorial condemning Gov. Kathleen Blanco for her performance pre- and post-Katrina. It begins, "Before hurricane Katrina made landfall, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco of Louisiana appears to have been more focused on securing federal funds for post-hurricane relief than ensuring that necessary troops were deployed to carry search and rescue missions, deliver food and water, and protect the citizens of Louisiana against marauding street thugs." It concludes, "Mrs. Blanco appeared to have been unaware of the prospects of catastrophe in New Orleans and other areas. Those left behind could tell her about it."