what’s not being said by chertoff

Allow me to complete this statement from today’s testimony from Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff:

“We were acutely aware of Katrina…”

“…but we didn’t do anything because we were too busy gazing at our navels to care about people who earn less than $200,000 per year.”

The finger pointing that’s going on with BushCo is such grade-school playground behavior. These guys are all chumps, and non of them seem to have the cojones to accept responsibility for the fact that they completely mishandled and mismanaged the entire hurricane operation.

And if you ever need evidence of what reckless tax cutting, “trickle-down” economics and misappropriation of funds will do when a crisis hits, the Katrina response is a fine example: the system will fail, and on a grand scale.