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Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Blog-Tastic Proposal

It’s been 11 days since Hurricane Katrina placed a death-grip on Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. While we all still seem to be riveted to our televisions and computer screens, searching out the latest images and “official quotes” and the American Red Cross, via every radio station and support group available, is busy raising necessary funds to care for the victims of this tragedy, the bloggers have done an outstanding job of touching the real issues that led to the magnitude of this “catastrophe of Biblical proportions”.

As I previously mentioned (in my facetious post), Hillary Clinton has done an outstanding job of pointing fingers, among others who have jumped into the spotlight to further their political agendas. Many of them have suggested an independent investigation into what the breakdowns were in the management (or mismanagement) of this disaster. I couldn’t agree with this suggestion more, and I would go a step further in saying that some great bloggers have already done much of the research and calculations in determining to whom the incompetencies belong. It should be an easy road for the independent council members to complete their investigation. That being said, I have my doubts as to whether the real story will ever be brought to light by the investigation. As we have all learned from 9/11, there is no such thing as an “independent council”. The people who are inevitably considered for positions within these “councils” all have their own agendas and usually can’t get along long enough to come to many conclusions.

I propose that the “independent investigation” be manned by the incredibly talented researchers/writers who keep us all informed via the alternate dimension we like to call the blogosphere. My proposal would include the likes of Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit), John Hawkins (Right Wing News), A. M. Siriano (A.M. Siriano), Bob Parks (Black and Right), Brian Preston and Chris Regan (Junkyard Blog). These guys get to the bottom of things in ways that put the liberal media to shame and make the 9/11 Commission look like lightweights. And why not? They’ve already done the research. Put them in a room together and I suspect they would have a report ready in about a day (give or take a couple doughnut and coffee breaks).

It’s pretty clear what needs to happen in Louisiana. Someone needs to clean house starting with the Governor all the way down to the Mayor of New Orleans and the corrupt police force who, instead of keeping the peace, wussed out and walked away from their jobs when the people they “served” needed them most. While they’re cleaning up the streets, they need to clean out the closets and get rid of these under qualified, over paid officials who belong in prison after what their negligence has cost Louisiana.

I believe there are plenty of qualified individuals who could get to the bottom of things “right quick” and keep this from being a long, drawn-out affair that drags out past re-election time. I’ll even offer up my house for the “council” to convene – saving the usual thousands of dollars spent on “accommodating” the council members. I’m not a writer and not even a good researcher, but I can cook!

I know, I know…’s just a fantasy that reasonable, intelligent people without a political agenda will be appointed to investigate this tragedy.

A girl can dream, can’t she?

I have no idea how I could have forgotten to add Michelle Malkin as a potential council member - sheesh....where would the female voice of reason come from without her? Lord knows nobody actually listens to ME! (Thanks, Chris, for pointing it out!)


  • At 3:26 PM, September 08, 2005, Blogger Maheswari said…

    Sure u can dream...hope it comes true...
    My opinion on this "independent council" would be..why waste time for investigating what went wrong in the past.Make up a council to plan for rebuilding the city,giving jobs. that first..

  • At 4:31 PM, September 08, 2005, Anonymous P.I. Mom said…

    True, but I (along with a lot of other Americans) want to see some Southern-Fried Firings from the Capital on down. Impeach and Fire!

  • At 12:51 AM, September 09, 2005, Anonymous parated2k said…

    The first "independent council" needs to investigate why a city with the stature of New Orleans had such incomplete and rediculously conceived emergency protocols. Part of that investigation should include asking why Mayor Nagin and the Emergency Operations Center didn't even bother using the parts of the "New Orleans Comprehensive Emergency Plan" that were on paper.
    Great post and Great Blog!! Glad I came here from Oblogatory Anecdotes. Hope my brother didn't cause a heart attack with his article!! ;~D

    As far as I can tell, this Mayor and Governor's entire plan was.. "In case of Emergency, declare a disaster and demand the fed bring in "everything you can bring us".

    So far I haven't heard one quote from either that doesn't blame someone else for not doing their job for them.

  • At 1:50 AM, September 09, 2005, Blogger Ken said…

    Sorry I gave you a heart attack with my article. Funny huh. Don't worry I am firmly in the conservative camp! Happy blogging.


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