"I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife and, maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep. And then I'm going to go right back to FEMA and continue to do all I can to help these victims," Brown said. "This story's not about me. This story's about the worst disaster of the history of our country that stretched every government to its limit and now we have to help these victims." Brown - APHis spin is a either non-functioning, as in his comforts of home anticipation (are we supposed to care about how hard his white bread and butter butt has had it?), or in overdrive, and in the same statement. Might give you vertigo just reading it. Worst disaster, history of country, stretched every government - what the hell is he talking about? Does he mean every government of every country, or just all the governments of our own country? It's the worst case of learn as you go I've seen. He's just getting the idea of the scope of the disaster just about now, as he's removed from his position. Nice work.
This link is the the NYtimes story from today.
Also, it seems Katrina is digging deep into the truth underly much of the President's see-through agenda. Tax cuts and privatizing social security, to give more money to his core sponsors and supporters, suddenly removes care from those whose lives have been destroyed, and has left little money in the coffers Government to deal with the tragedy. Government is supposed to be there to help people. Can't do it with an empty bank account. Republicans like Bush think everyone should pay their own way, so they can keep all the profits on whatever biz they're in. How do one million displaced disaster victims pay their way in a city flattened like Hiroshima? Grabby selfish Gimme politcs is Bush's game, pandering to the worst in all of us. A shame it took such devastation to reveal it.
Bush's plan to allow younger workers to divert some Social Security taxes into private investment accounts was a long shot even before Katrina, given lack of support from the public and congressional Democrats. The storm probably scuttles chances it'll be resurrected this year -- or even next year, according to some analysts.
``This creates convenient political cover for them to deal very summarily on Social Security and move on,'' said Charles Gabriel, a political analyst in Washington at Prudential Equity Group, a unit of Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential Financial Inc." more.