Thursday, October 20, 2005
Never mind the levees, here comes the creme brule
From Making Light we see that Michael Brown had Katrina reservations. No. Not those kind of reservations.:
What was Michael Brown’s reaction when the FEMA offical on the ground in New Orleans informed him that “the situation is past critical” and that evacuees had no food or water and “estimates are many will die within hours”?
… Brown’s press secretary wrote colleagues to complain that the FEMA director needed more time to eat dinner at a Baton Rouge restaurant that evening. “He needs much more that (sic) 20 or 30 minutes,” wrote Brown aide Sharon Worthy.
“We now have traffic to encounter to go to and from a location of his choise (sic), followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc. Thank you.”
I bet he didn't even have time for a cappuccino.
Oh, the humanity...