What so many low-info Americans never came to realize (or were forbidden by the “media” to learn) there’s a protocol for requesting federal assistance, regardless of the magnitude of the disaster. Just as the NYC local government had to request assistance to the state, who relayed the request to the feds, the same applied in the case of Katrina.
What the “media” have oh-so-conveniently ignored all these years is GWB was on the phone FOUR TIMES with then-LA Gov. Kathleen Blanco asking her what the feds could do for her state, and her response each time was “we haven’t yet decided.”
Then Katrina struck, Blanco rushed to every available microphone to blubber about how she got “no assistance” from the Bush Administration, while that feckless POS Ray Nagin did the same in that profanity-laced tirade...ALL WHILE THOSE G*D-DAMNED BUSES SAT IN PARKING LOTS!!!!!!!
Only after Katrina careened ashore and ripped into NOLA, did Blanco finally make the formal request. Once they were allowed to bring the aid and rescue equipment in, frankly I DO agree that “Brownie did a heckuva job” overall. WTF could he do until given the “go?”
THAT’S the part that never made the airwaves. The “media” propagated the lying narrative that Bush didn’t lift a finger to help that city.
“Just as the NYC local government had to request assistance to the state, who relayed the request to the feds”
I should’ve added... “after 9/11...”