Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Who Stiffed the Red Cross?

Hey, keeds, who was it that blocked the Red Cross from getting desperately needed emergency supplies to the hurricane survivors huddled inside the Louisiana Superdome last week?

Was it George "Satan" Bush? Nope.

Was it HLS oberfuerer Michael "Heydrich" Chertoff? Nah.

Was it Chertoff's diabolically eeeeeevil assistance (and FEMA head) Michael "Igor" Brown? Huh-uh.

Would you believe Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's equivalent of FEMA?

The Fox News Channel's Major Garrett was just on [the Hugh Hewitt] show extending the story he had just reported on Brit Hume's show: The Red Cross is confirming to Garrett that it had prepositioned water, food, blankets and hygiene products for delivery to the Superdome and the Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, but were blocked from delivering those supplies by orders of the Louisiana state government, which did not want to attract people to the Superdome and/or Convention Center. [emphasis added]

Other than the fact that there were thousands of people already there, rendering the whole issue moot. And yeah, I guess giving Katrina survivors inside both venues the Terri Schiavo treatment would be an effective deterrent against any others piling in on top of them - if the floodwaters hadn't already made that impossible.

And Donks have the brass ones to call Bush's people "idiots"???

UPDATE: Powerline has more.

UPDATE 9/8: Major Garrett now reports that the Salvation Army was also stiffarmed by Louisiana officials.

Somebody needs to tell the Extreme Media for its own good that, to employ a sports metaphor, the "game" is four quarters long, and you don't "win" with a halftime lead.