On the contrary, then, I think we should be shining the light in every corner shewing out the inept and corrupt and just plain stupid, and if shewing out doesn't work, we treat them as "looters" and shoot them on sight.
But Shelley makes an interesting point on how quickly -- all at once in fact -- the status quo can catch up with us all:
I keep coming back to the knowledge that 1 in 5 people in New Orleans were so poor they didn’t have the means to evacuate. How could we let that happen? Not Bush, not Mayor Nagin, not FEMA or Governor Blanco. How could we have let this happen?
How? Easy: we let it happen. [[go read more]]