March 10, 2006

More Katrina Incomptence

Can we bring Michael Brown back? At least he has experience handling quadrupeds:

Game wardens Wayde Carter and Roger Guay said Louisiana apparently didn't make the proper arrangements with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to guarantee them housing after Thursday night, and their supervisor, Maj. Greg Sanborn, has called them back to Maine.

The wardens were to stay in New Orleans until March 21.

Carter and Guay, on loan from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, arrived in Louisiana from Maine late last week.

The story goes on to mention:

According to FEMA spokeswoman Nicol Andrews, the agency has paid for a block of rooms at the hotel, and she promised to follow up on the men's dilemma Thursday.

Carter and Guay said that Tuesday night, a FEMA representative greeted them at the hotel with a disclosure form asking them to identify themselves as long-term evacuees needing financial assistance; the men said they refused.

A canine team from south Georgia also may leave New Orleans.

To sum up: Louisiana's government is still bumbling and incompetent and unable to handle even small-scale outside help, and FEMA is still strangling in irrelevant paperwork instead of getting the job done.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 10, 2006 01:09 AM | TrackBack

I live in Louisiana and take issue with the characterization of our elected representatives as being incompetent. It takes alot of work and intelligence to time and again do the wrong thing. Our politicians are the best that money can but. I know from personal experience that a state representative cost about $10,000 for a vote on a major bill, they will negotiate on lessor bills. As you look at the individuals that are currently being adversely affected by the politics remind yourself that these are the people that put our great governor in office. The north part of the state was solidly behind Jindell, despite the fact that people have characterized his loss as racism due to our redneck heritage. It was actually the ninth ward that put Blanco in as she offered to pay more for their votes.

Posted by: David Caskey at March 10, 2006 12:49 PM