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New Orleans follow up

This Washington Post editorial gets it exactly right: It calls Louisiana’s congressional delegation
"looters" for trying to get another $250 billion for the state (circa $50,000 per person) from Congress.

I saw last night that CNN was reporting on how bad the initial "hyperbolic" reporting of all the media was the first few days of Katrina, especially around the dome and the convention center: Unverified rapes, inflated body counts, etc. Now the Los Angeles Times picks up the story, as does the AP.

I note without comment that Michael Brown, the former director of FEMA and the one held responsible for everything that went wrong, said this to a House panel: "My biggest mistake was not recognizing by Saturday that Louisiana was dysfunctional."

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In an event marked by an unusual level of hypocrisy, even for Congress, today’s "hearings" featured a rebuke of Brown by Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana.

I posted about this galling display of hypocrisy earlier today. For a guy who commandeered government resources to rescue his stuff while people were still clinging to rooftops to complain about anyone else is just incredible.

Check your math - $250 billion is $500,000 per person.

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