December 13, 2005

Blanco: Michael Brown in Liz Claiborne

It looks like disgraced former FEMA foul-up Michael Brown wasn't the only government official worried more about fashion than folks. This gem surfaced in a an email document dump.

Via Brietbart:

"Gov. Blanco might dress down a bit and look like she has rolled up her sleeves," press consultant Kim Fuller of Witt Associates wrote in a Sept. 4 e-mail to aides including Bottcher, Mann and Kopplin. "I have some great Liz Claiborne sports clothes that look kind of Eddie Bauer, but with class, but would bring her down to level of getting to work."

"She would look like a woman, but show she is MOVING MOUNTAINS," Fuller wrote.

She can't move mountains. She can't even move buses.

No, no matter what she wore, Blanco would look like what she still looks like today: a woman completely incompetent to hold her office.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has got to go.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 13, 2005 07:20 AM | TrackBack

Well, one must "look good" even if one cannot actually function. After all, looks are everything... NOT!

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 13, 2005 07:32 AM

One can imagine a guy named Fernando standing behind Blanco saying... You loooook Maaavelous... /billy crystal

Posted by: lawhawk at December 13, 2005 01:12 PM

This idiot make me sick. Why is this poor excuse of a woman still in office. Hell, why is she still in La - SC would have run her out on a rail by now.

Posted by: scgeecheegirl at December 13, 2005 02:55 PM

The difference between Blanco and Brownie is that one was elected and one was appointed. If Blanco didn't do a good enough job for her constituents, they have every right, if they feel so inclined, to throw her out on her a$$. Brownie however is just another in along line of Bush failures that no one in the Administration will admit to, even thought the whole country sees the truth.

Posted by: Fred at December 13, 2005 06:12 PM

Of course Fred, your definition of "whole country" means the Democratic Underground...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 13, 2005 06:30 PM

Posted by Fred at December 13, 2005 06:12 PM
Once again BDS rears its ugly head. I live in the FL panhandle and we were told not to expect help for at least three days after IVAN so we made sure we had enough food(MRE's we bought at an outdoor sports store), water and other essentials for that long, after the storm everyone in our neighborhood got together and had a BBQ using all the food we knew would spoil and helped each other out where it was needed this was not what happened in N.O.. On the fourth day FEMA rolled in and it was amazing they supplied everything needed this happened thru four other storms here in FL The bottom line is FEMA was not the cause of the problems in N.O. the state and city government were the problem as proof why did the same things not happen in MS? Not everything is Bush's fault!

Posted by: Joe at December 13, 2005 06:37 PM

Then why isn't Mr. Brown still employed by FEMA? Did he quit to spend more time with his family?

Posted by: Fred at December 13, 2005 07:36 PM

He stepped down because he realized that the POLITICAL fire storm started by the DEMS and the MSM was detracting from the job at hand. You can massage your BDS all you want but the facts are coming out and it does not look good for the Governor and Mayor. You also ignore all the other Hurricanes we had in 04 and 05 and FEMA came through for but then that is to be expected from someone who sucks on the BDS CRACKPIPE.

Posted by: Joe at December 13, 2005 08:06 PM

My, my, how's that for reasoned discourse?! I have not disputed the fact that things do not look good for the Governor, nor their culpability in the whole affair. Isn't BDS a term for those who still support Bush? As for Mr Brown I guess we'll just have to let the free market decide wether or not his disaster-preparedness consulting firm will sink or swim (is there a pun there . . . please excuse me).

Posted by: Fred at December 13, 2005 08:36 PM

Mr. Brown and his FEMA crew certainly showed their incompetence in the Katrina response. Howerver, tweedle dee and tweedle dumb (Blanco and Nagin in no particular order) should have not relied on the federal government. Hell, if Bush's crew really is as bad as these Dems claim, then why were they dumb enough to wait on his response? Also, it's not the federal government's job to know and supervise the evacuation plans of every city on the gulf coast. That was for Nagin and Blanco, and Nagin allowed over 50 buses to sit in a parking lot unused, thereby leaving "his people" helpless before the storm. Meanwhile, he put himself up in the Hyatt with a personal chef. Those deaths are on him.

On a side note about Blanco, one of her cousins is a best friend of mine and groomsman in my upcoming wedding. His mom and Blanco are first cousins. Obviously he and his family voted for her last election. Many of those same REFUSE to vote for her if she seeks re-election.

Posted by: Nick at December 13, 2005 09:12 PM

Now why would I be reasonable with the unreasonable? You see I have come to a conclusion that this country is at war on two fronts, one with Islamofascists and here at home with their liberal appeasers/enablers. It started right after the 02 elections and grew into a certainty when the Bush lied meme and calls for withdrawal from Iraq started. Yes I support the President even if it was a Democrat I would do so and that my friend is the difference between my side and yours. You LIBS hate this country when it is not exactly the way you want and every lie and half truth argument you have is based on political calculation to obtain power. So keep up the good work the more you guys bleat the better we do in the elections. As Howie Dean would say:
YEEEEAHHH over the cliff!!!

Posted by: Joe at December 13, 2005 09:25 PM

As Joe pointed out in an earlier comment, when we are given hurricane warnings, we are told to have supplies on hand for 3 - 5 days. Like joe, I prepared seriously for Katrina in Mississippi. I tend to go overboard and usually have enough food supplies on hand to last 3 weeks and water for a week. Which in the case of Katrina helped a lot because most of the grocery stores along the Mississippi coast were destroyed or heavily damaged and it was hard getting supplies after. My governor, Haley Barbour, and the mayors of the coastal cities had emergency plans in place days before Katrina hit. It was those plans in tandem with FEMA's response that ensured that much needed ice and water was on hand by Wednesday at a few places along the Coast. After that, the FEMA trucks rolled in at an unbelivable pace and stayed in place until there was no longer a need for them. The last one closed in October I believe.

In fact, some of our much needed supplies that were earmarked for Hancock County Mississippi were released to New Orleans 3 days after Katrina struck. Those were some of the supplies that our governor stockpiled in the days before Katrina hit. You've seen the damage done to Mississippi and yet our elected officials had enough foresight that those precious supplies could be released without damaging our own relief efforts.

People can blame FEMA all they like but the fact is the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana did a very bad job of planning, if they even had any plans to begin with. People should be prepared for emergencies but elected officials should have the foresight to know what is needed and contingency plans for unexpected things that can happen.

Posted by: seawitch at December 14, 2005 04:18 AM

New Orleans was under water for several weeks. We could not have BBQ's with our neighbors after the storm. Look at a map.

Did you see what happened in Houston with Rita? That's what happens with poor planning.

Here's a politician worried about image:
Staged and rehearsed dialog with soldiers
Fake Texan,
Photo ops in front of much needed water in N.O.
“Mission Accomplished"

Posted by: Mark at December 14, 2005 09:52 PM

OH Really?
As I recall watching the news only one part of N.O. was under water four days after the storm passed and Bourbon street was still partying and the point of my post was we helped each other out and made the minimum of preparation instead of whining about how the FED govmint was not doing for us what we could do for ourselves and the city and state should have been prepared for, yes I saw what happened in Houston it looked like good planning to me considering how many had to be moved and the minimum of problems they had getting back to normal unlike N.O. where all the buses were under water and what about MS which was hit way harder than N.O. they are alraedy opening casino's up there meanwhile I see one of the senators from LA crying on TV we need help the FEDS are not doing enough for us PATHETIC! And lastly how is this Bush's fault any way?.

Staged and rehearsed dialog with soldiers
And you know this how? You were there?
Fake Texan
How is one a "fake" Texan?
Photo ops in front of much needed water in N.O.
So he walks in front of some water and you condemn him for it? PATHETIC!
“Mission Accomplished"
This is one of the lies the MSM and LIBS have perpetuated the sign was mission accomplished by the USS Lincoln Battle Group which they did I know because I was there in the Gulf with them at the start of Iraqi Freedom and when they left to go back to San Diego when they finished THIER MISSION!

You my friend have the classic symptoms of BDS I suggest you put on your tinfoil anti Karl Rove mind control moonbeam hat and seek professional help. YOU ARE PATHETIC. Oh and stop smoking the BDS crack pipe.

Posted by: Joe at December 14, 2005 11:18 PM

Your ignorance is staggering, and humorous.

"only one part"? very interesting. you might need an adjustement of your tin foil hat. or maybe you don't have a tv, or read newspapers, or talk to people. i guess i feel sorry for you.

Do you mean to say "for" or "four", which is it?

Posted by: Mark at December 15, 2005 12:38 AM

Wikipedia, as it has roundly be proven in the past days, is a "faith-based" creation, and is quite often factually wrong.

The KUTV article is in fact incorrect as well: several of the soldiers came forward and said publicly that while they were talked to about staging (how to ask questions so that they wouldn't be talking over each other), their comments were not scripted. Big difference.

I found the most degrading part of the firefighter's experience in the Salt Lake Tribune story was that they had to sit through sexual harrassment classes foisted upon them by liberals.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 15, 2005 01:18 AM

For the record, I do think that the only part of New Orleans to flood was that belong to a city built largely below sea level and surrounded on three sides by water.

It just happens to be a really big "part" of the city...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 15, 2005 01:22 AM

Damnit CY,
I wanted to club the Troll with the clue bat!

Posted by: Joe at December 15, 2005 10:41 AM