He Had Five Years To Prepare

Hillary Clinton: “This time, you won’t get away with only having been in office for eight months, Mr. President.

With many blaming the growing scope of Katrina’s devastation on the Bush administration, Sen. Hillary Clinton called yesterday for a 9/11-style probe into how the federal government responded to the crisis.

“It has become increasingly evident that our nation was not prepared,” Clinton (D-N.Y.) said in a letter to Bush asking him to set up a “Katrina Commission.”

“The slow pace of relief efforts in the face of a mounting death toll … seems to confirm that our ability to respond to cataclysmic disasters has not been adequately addressed,” she said.

On the other hand, if she does become president, imagine the fun her opponents will have when conducting “non-partisan” commission-based and tax-wasting inquiries like the one she proposes here.

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