Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Q. Of what use is FEMA?
A. None.
Last month, CNN revealed that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had stored $85 million worth of household items in warehouses for two years. Instead of giving the supplies to victims of the 2005 hurricane, FEMA declared them surplus and gave them all away to federal agencies and 16 states in February.
Whiskey! Tango! Foxtrot!

This is, yet another display of the ineptitude of this Administration. They cannot leave soon enough. Literally anything, will be better than what we have now.
FEMA said it was costing more than $1 million a year to store the supplies, but officials have not been able to answer why the agency didn't get the supplies to Katrina victims. Both FEMA and the General Services Administration said the items originally were purchased or donated for victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

In the wake of the CNN investigation, a FEMA official said the agency was launching an internal probe into the storage of the household supplies.
Will any heads roll? Probably a couple of low level folks, but no one major. And I think I'd be surprised to see even that scapegoat brought forth for public flogging.

Honestly, I think FEMA has well established that they're worthless. Perhaps it's time to deep six them, for deep sixing all the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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