In One Eye

Monday, September 12, 2005
President Clueless continues to insist "that the federal government will help rebuild [New Orleans]." One might ask from where, exactly, the funds for this renovation will come. No doubt the Harvard MBA believes that even more tax cuts will speed the rebuilding process. (Even the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Bushies are "importing many of the contracting practices blamed for spending abuses in Iraq as it begins" the Gulf Coast rebuild. "The first large-scale contracts related to Hurricane Katrina, as in Iraq, were awarded without competitive bidding, and using so-called cost-plus provisions that guarantee contractors a certain profit regardless of how much they spend.")

Meanwhile, while New Orleans gets all the attention, dirt poor St. Bernard Parish tries to be remembered.