My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


This Could Explain Something

I've begun to wonder if the inept PR response from the White House to the charges that have been levelled over the last few days was because the facts were so much on their side that they were trying to be gracious and giving the wacky Left a chance to walk their rhetoric back. This lends a little more credence to that idea (courtesy RedState):

Behind the scenes, a power struggle emerged, as federal officials tried to wrest authority from Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D). Shortly before midnight Friday, the Bush administration sent her a proposed legal memorandum asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans, a source within the state's emergency operations center said Saturday.

The administration sought unified control over all local police and state National Guard units reporting to the governor. Louisiana officials rejected the request after talks throughout the night, concerned that such a move would be comparable to a federal declaration of martial law. . . .

Louisiana did not reach out to a multi-state mutual aid compact for assistance until Wednesday, three state and federal officials said.

It is entirely possible that in the days and weeks that follow, more stories like this will trickle out pointing to the efforts the President made to mitigate a disaster-in-the-making BEFORE THE FACT.

Which will have the collateral effect of pointing to the ineptitude of state and local officials.

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