More big Katrina news

More big Katrina news

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Stuff which isn't getting much coverage:

  • “But perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I [Senator Mary Landrieu] saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a single, lonely piece of equipment." from here
  • looks like Tim Russert is trying to help; from Wonkette: Meet the Press made for compelling viewing this morning. First, Tim Russert got all feisty and paper-showing to Chertoff, demanding to know why FEMA wasn't more prepared. Chertoff responded by saying that the levee break took them by "surprise," and noted that "Tuesday morning, I opened newspapers and saw headlines that said 'New Orleans dodged the bullet.'" Ah, well, so DHS gets its information from the papers. Good thing they're not looking for WMDs or terrorists or anything."

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