Katrina Still Rumbling
And Michael "Heckuva Job" Brownie, is now practically turning state's evidence against the Bush administration. Comparing his newer testimony before Congress with the older, it seems that he's no longer trying to protect the Busheviks. He got used, abused, and tossed to the curb, so now he's not singing from the Bush Hymnal.
"... Brown told senators he dealt directly with White House officials the day of the Aug. 29 storm, including chief of staff Andrew Card and deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin.
He also said officials from the Department of Homeland Security were getting regular briefings that day. Administration officials have said they did not realize the severe damage Katrina had caused until after the storm had passed.
Under oath, Brown told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he could not explain why his appeals failed to produce a faster response.
"I expected them to cut every piece of red tape, do everything they could ... that I didn't want to hear anybody say that we couldn't do everything they humanly could to respond to this," Brown said about a video conference with administration officials — in which President Bush briefly participated — the day before Katrina hit. "Because I knew in my gut this was the bad one."
Gosh Mike, could you be in any worse trouble if you had simply taken charge and done what needed to be done without authorizations from the frigging White House? Cutting every piece of red tape, doing everything they could - that's what we ALL expected from our federal government.