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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:23 PM
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Scarborough: We deserve answers, Mr. President
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8791344/#050905a

As one who has seen these hurricanes up close as a Gulf Coast resident, news reporter and member of Congress where I got a behind the scenes look at how to run relief operations I have been trying to connect the dots for those of you who have not been so intimately involved in hurricane recovery efforts.

With so many trying to figure out why so few acted professionally in the first days of this epic crisis, I offer an insider's view of who is to blame for this national disgrace.

We begin with Harry Truman who famously declared that the buck always stops at the president's desk. For those who now define the term conservative as unwavering support for George W. Bush, even this suggestion is maddening.

But the bottom line is that despite the fact the president was strapped with two governors who bungled this crisis badly, in the end it is the president who sends in the National Guard and FEMA relief.

The president's suggestion that the size of this storm caught all by surprise just doesn't get it. His administration was 48 hours late sending in the National Guard and poor Americans got raped and killed because of those mistakes.

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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:24 PM
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1. .
:wow:
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:27 PM
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3. ...
:wow: MKJ
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:27 PM
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2. when you lose Scarborough
:rofl:
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:28 PM
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4. Scarbourough remains capable of outrage
Even he has his limits when leaders are incompetent. He knows hurricane damage and what constitutes a real response.
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:30 PM
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5. I liked this paragraph myself
Edited on Mon Sep-05-05 05:30 PM by DODI
. . .If Barbour thought Katrina would be little more than a category one storm, then he is not to be trusted organizing his sock drawer let alone the most tragic natural disaster to ever hit his state. . .
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:30 PM
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6. Isn't scarborough running for congress or something??
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:42 PM
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7. Repubs wanted him to run for senate against Bill Nelson
Instead of Cruella Katherine Harris, but so far he has said not interested.
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 11:30 AM
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11. There is the tricky matter of a dead woman in his old office.
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 05:48 PM
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8. Poverty had EVERYTHING to do with it.
-snip-

As for those politicians hell-bent on claiming all went well over the past week, don't waste your breath. People died in New Orleans because of incompetence. Not because of racism, or poverty, or any other social ill. They died because the political leaders we elected were not up to the task of protecting the innocent from the most savage among us and from dehydration, starvation and heat exhaustion. Deaths, that I learned from the Terri Schiavo death-watch, are most painful to endure.

I don't trust Scarborough!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 06:41 PM
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9. Maybe cause he wrote this..
"Secondly, the first responders in any hurricane are local and state officials. When Florida was struck by four hurricanes last year, Governor Jeb Bush was nothing short of spectacular. Louisiana Governor Blanco was breathtakingly clueless as were other Louisiana officials. The deaths of many lay on their doorsteps."

I'd be willing to bet that was BULLSHIT!

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nyhuskyfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-05 08:46 AM
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10. It was probably true...
It was an election year, and Florida was one of the ultimate swing states, and he's brothers with the president and a 1992 Hurricane disaster in Florida was a key factor in stopping Poppy from being re-elected. I'm sure there wasn't a single stone unturned.
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