Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Brownie Blame-Gaming To Congress

I'm in San Francisco and happened to be up early enough to catch the start of "Let's Blame Louisiana," as Former FEMA Director Michael Brown begins his testimony before a special congressional committee set up by House Republican leaders to investigate – meaning, whitewash -- the government's handling of Hurricane Katrina.

Democrats, who want an independent investigation not under the control of majority Republicans, largely boycotted the hearing.

Brown just got done saying that his biggest mistake was in not realizing that "Louisiana was dysfunctional." I guess the Bush administration's moratorium on finger-pointing and "blame-gaming" is over now.

Brown also told the Republican congressional panel that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were not coordinating their efforts and that he should have done more to persuade them to.

I'll give more details on this hearing at the end of the day.