Well our down time meant I did not post on Holy Joe Lieberman’s covering of Bush’s butt with no Katrina investigation. Had I written about this however I would have called for exactly what Adrastos has…Let’s get Chairman Waxman to investigate.
I’m urging my readers to email Chairman Waxman to urge the House to
thoroughly investigate this matter so that the feds will NOT compound
another disaster by repeating the same mistakes. (It’s what they do
best: look at the “new plan” for Iraq.) The committee has an email page
set up at its web site:LINK. I really think that all Mr. Waxman needs is some encouragement: his heart is in the right place.
Rhetorical question time: Is what I’m suggesting the same thing as what Levees.Org is suggesting in its petition drive?
No. While I think that my readers *should* sign their petition on
general principles, they’re agitating for an “independent nonpartisan
commission.” I think that a Congressional investigation with majority
and minority reports would have more teeth: Washington ain’t a
nonpartisan town, y’all. And both the 9/11 Commission and the Iraq
Study Group reports suffered from the need to satisfy all the
commissioners. Me, I want Henry Waxman and House Democrats to fry Bush
and Chertoff’s asses: an independent commission could be useful but its
report is likely to be (pun intended) watered down. You can’t take the
politics out of politics and a bipartisan commission is an attempt to
do just that.
So, email Chairman Waxman’s committee. Then, sign the Levees.org petition.
It’s called covering all your bases; sort of like a cautious man who
wears both a belt and suspenders. As Mick Jagger says at one point on
the live album, Get Yer Ya-Yas Out: “You wouldn’t want me trousers to fall down now, would ya?”