duminică, 30 ianuarie 2011

Kathleen Blanco: Another Day, Another Outrage

Michelle Malkin shines the light on a story out of Louisiana that would be mind-blowing if our minds had not already been numbed beyond measurement by the endless parade of idiocy out of the state led by majorette Blanco and bandleader Ray Nagin.

Here's the skinny, courtesy of the Baton Rouge Advocate:
Shortly after the two hurricanes, Gov. Kathleen Blanco decided to renovate some of her staff's offices. At the time of her decision, Blanco also was hinting at deep budget cuts to state programs and the possibility of laying off 20 percent of the state workforce. The project cost $564,838.
There's much more, which you can and should read at Michelle's. The article goes on to state that as Blanco continued renovating the offices (at considerable expense), she froze state spending and cried poor to everyone who would listen. What leadership.

I have to wonder what the outcry would have been like if Rudy Giuliani had initiated a similar effort post-9/11. I think it's fair to say that if he embarked on a City Hall renovation at the time, the backlash would have been harsh, immediate and national.

Unfortunately, since the only people holding the likes of Blanco and Ray Nagin to any real account are bloggers, I expect this latest outrage to blow over, as has every other scandal that should have effectively ended both their careers during and after the storms. While the two are utterly incompetent and not worthy of holding the office of Dog Catcher, they have demonstrated a cockroach-like ability to survive armageddon in the political sense.

Yes, Kathleen Blanco and Ray Nagin are punchlines today. Yet they still remain in office, wielding power they are unfit to hold.

That means the joke's on the rest of us.