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125 posted 09-12-2005 09:41 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Thanks, Mike.
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126 posted 09-12-2005 10:04 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Michael, there are four kinds of blamers here:

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1) The no-blamers.

2) The state/local only blamers

3) The Bush/federal government only blamers

4) The "gang-bangers" (all governments)

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I am one of the "gang-bangers". I am most critical of Bush and the federal government here, but allow me to re-illustrate a point I've already made several times before.

Honestly, I don't know enough about Nagin's history as mayor, and the full history of decisions he's made regarding levee management and hurricane preparation. Most polled have admitted that themselves.

What I do know about Nagin, however, is the following.

I know that Nagin has about as little experience in public service and disaster management as Michael Brown did before being elected mayor. I know that on Sunday, August 28th that morning, he declared a mandatory evacuation and warned us it would be an "unprecedented event". The following day (Monday, August 29) Nagin reported that water was beginning to flow over the levee, and then it wasn't until that Thursday that Nagin declared a "desperate S.O.S" to the federal government.

That last part is what I find most troubling about Nagin, and by the looks of it inexcusable to my eyes and ears. I am most critical of him and his leadership credentials as well, and I would like to see an independent investigation scrape all the dirt under his fingernails and of any other local and state officials that must be examined.

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As for Blanco, I believe she is to be blamed as well, but not for what the mass media is accusing her of right now, a lie that she never declared a state of emergency in Louisiana, which she clearly did on Friday, August 26.

What Blanco should be blamed for (which Bush shares blame here as well) is failing to contact/communicate with the federal government for two days after earlier asking for help. That was most irresponsible on her part, and a true governor would keep continuously trying to get contact, especially when peoples lives are at stake.

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Make no mistake about it. I believe blame should be distributed on all levels of the government.

What is true is that I especially am critical of Bsuh because in the end, it's the president who governs ALL, it's the president who protects the people, it's the president who calls the National Guard and mobilizes FEMA officials and other forces, etc.

He failed to play his role, and so too much damage has been done here.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

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127 posted 09-13-2005 07:48 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Ali,

In case your interested, here's my e-mail address:

bradmattox@netscape.net
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128 posted 09-13-2005 01:36 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

Bush: "I take responsibility!"
http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/13/katrina.washington/index.html

Good, it's good to hear him admitting it and assuming responsibility, that's really what I've been waiting to hear. It is always the first step to renewal.

I hope Bush takes to heart now the grave need of an independent investigation to find out what went wrong at each level of government, but with that said, what'd you say we all get to work?



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Noah Eaton

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...and I have little doubt that now Nagin and Blanco will also come out publicly assuming responsibility also....right, Noah?
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130 posted 09-13-2005 05:04 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



As they should, my friend, as they should!



Sincerely,
Noah Eaton

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