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  •  Ha! Gov. Blanco is bringing in Clinton's FEMA head (4.00)
    Governor Blanco just announced that she has hired James Lee Witt, the head of FEMA during most of the Clinton years, to come in and coordinate efforts.
    •  Brilliant! (4.00)
      "I've discovered that if you hire someone who's qualified to do a job, they are able to do that job."

      "Brilliant!"

    •  Ha! (none)
      I love it!

      "Getting on with my life means a life without my dear, sweet boy. I wish a little bike ride could help me get on with my life." Cindy Sheehan

      by Dunbar on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 11:14:36 AM PDT

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    •  Yesterday (none)
      Mary Landrieu asked Bush to appoint someone to oversee aide coordination.  Blanco saw it wasn't going to happen.  Good for her.

      If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything-Mark Twain

      by Desert Rose on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 11:22:54 AM PDT

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      •  See NYT -- Landrieu says (none)
        the feds wouldn't listen to her.  They just about told her not to worry her pretty li'l head and acted as if she were hysterical.

        The sexism is so obvious.  Read the NYT piece today.

        And then watch Fox continue to put blame on the woman governor and the woman senator and the black mayor.

        Pssst.  Louisiana has a male senator, too.  A white male senator.  But not a word of blame for him.

        "Let all the dreamers wake the nation." -- Carly Simon

        by Cream City on Sat Sep 03, 2005 at 01:37:36 PM PDT

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    •  But what can he do? (none)
      What authority does he have? What resources are at his disposal. He can't direct FEMA and I wouldn't be surprised if the WH ordered their people not to follow his lead.

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