Headline: Unthinking Bureaucrats Cost Lives
Actually the headline is "Documents Show Katrina's Political Storm", but check out this morsel...

Three days after the storm, Blanco wrote Bush asking that the 256th Louisiana National Guard Brigade be sent home from Iraq to help. The governor also asked for more generators, medicine, health care workers and mortuaries.

Five days later, Bush assistant Maggie Grant e-mailed Blanco aide Paine Gowen to say that the White House did not receive the letter.

"We found it on the governor's Web site but we need 'an original,' for our staff secretary to formally process the requests she is making," Grant wrote. "We are on the job but appreciate your help with a technical request. Tnx!"

When it's a national emergency and you recognize a request for federal assistance posted on a governor's website, what you can do is fricking CUT AND PASTE. If you're using windows, first highlight the section of text that you wish to copy. Next, hold down CTRL and push C. Then open an email or word processing file, click somewhere in it, hold down CTRL and push V. To the end of the file, please append your resignation for your enforcing obstacles in the middle of an emergency request for assistance. Keep your resignation announcement brief. Tnx!


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