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  •  Ed Rendell explained that after Katrina, (4+ / 0-)
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    Haley Barbour called him up. They are friends, and Barbour said, we need help. Can you please send some of your National Guardsmen down here?

    And Rendell, of course, did. He sent 2500 guardsmen who were glad to help. Mississippi citizens sent letters of thanks to him afterward.

    With a functioning centralized disaster response at the federal level, Barbour should not have had to make individual calls to individual governors (friends or not) for specific help. One call with a list of needs should have been made to FEMA; and the feds should have filled the request -- rather like (to use a very simple analogy) sending the list to Santa who calls out to his elves who scramble to make sure that all the needs get supplied.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 12:50:12 AM PDT

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