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September 4, 2005


Let the spin begin

At his big press conference, Michael Chertoff, head of Homeland Security, couldn't stop going on about his "two catastrophes" theory: the reason the federal response was so slow is that no one anticipated that the hurricane (catastophe one) would be followed by the breach of the levees (catastrophe two). He repeated it over and over again, until finally a reporter said something like, "So are you saying that no one anticipated that a levee that was built to withstand a category 3 storm was destroyed by a category 5 [sic] storm?"

I expect we'll be hearing a lot more of this bullshit "two catastrophe" theory while we're waiting for bureaucracy to go on trial.

categories: Politics
posted by adm at 1:36 PM | #

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