Today, I've heard a number of local officials from the Gulf Coast as well as plenty of pundits repeat the mantra, "Now is not the time to point fingers".
Are they getting their talking points from Chertoff or what?
We HAVE to point fingers now. The Bush administration is stellar at avoiding accountability. Let's not help them avoid this one by demurely declaring that now is the time to focus on the rescue and recovery. We're actually capable of doing more than one thing at a time. So let's figure where things went wrong - bi-partisan commission, whatever. Because I'm quite sure that while some responsibility is local, it's not the friggin' mayor's fault that the federal government failed in its fundamental job of protecting its citizens.