You get my point. The levee board appears to be doing everything but devoting its time to the maintenance of the levees in recent years—and the city is now paying the price.
Not too surprisingly, the left is trying to portray local leaders preventing the Red Cross from entering New Orleans as a plot by the Evil Overlord...um, I mean President Bush to kill people who are poor and/or black. From the Red Cross web site:
The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane.
Apparently the left thinks no one will notice the word "state" before the words "Homeland Security".