Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


Investigating New Orleans Failures

In “Bush Aide Will Lead Hurricane Inquiry,” the New York Times chronicles the sort of petty bickering we’ve come to expect from kindergarteners America’s leadership. Today’s subject-of-bickering is who is to investigate the failures in New Orleans:

On Capitol Hill, Congressional Republicans continued their efforts Monday to persuade Democrats to take part in a special Congressional inquiry into government failures in the response to the hurricane. Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the majority leader, made a new proposal to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, that would broaden the scope of the inquiry to include the recovery effort.

I expected this, and proposed a solution weeks ago: “Bring Back The 9/11 Commission.”

One comment on "Investigating New Orleans Failures"

  • David Brodbeck says:

    Frankly, I’m proud of the Democrats for showing a little spine on this one. The Republicans announced a “bipartisan” investigation without even consulting them first, and expected them to just tag along. I suspect the Democrats smelled a whitewash in the making.

Comments are closed.