A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Friday, September 23, 2005

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

I was just watching Fox News and they were showing Louisiana's pathetic governor Kathleen Blanco (D) giving a press conference.

I really only heard bits and pieces, since I was in and out of the room, but what I heard made me really mad.

Blanco was asking that President Bush waive some regulation so that FEMA could pay the salaries of New Orleans police and firemen. Isn't that the city's responsibility? And if the city cannot do it, then why isn't the state of Louisiana?

Then, she asked that FEMA get to work finding better housing for refugees, so they could get out of the shelters. She wants FEMA to hurry up and buy hotels and buildings to provide housing. Why should FEMA buy hotels and buildings? Shouldn't people find their own permanent housing?

If my house burns down, FEMA isn't going to buy me a new one. That's my responsibility.

Hopefully there will be a transcript soon.