Bobby Jindal and FEMA

Bobby Jindal takes up the case against FEMA. My take is that these things get slapped together in a hurry in an emergency. Many people looked the other way with regards to health hazards in the wake of disasters like Katrina. That doesn’t mean problems and mistakes should be swept under the rug. He may only be grandstanding, but I don’t see any other congressmen or Senators taking up the case here, if any other representatives are speaking out about this.

“Further, case studies show that even if residents followed FEMA’s guidelines on appropriate ventilation of trailers, high levels of formaldehyde can remain,” Jindal said.



The interrogation of Mike Brown (which can be found on reminds me of the scene in “Office Space” where the efficiency guys ask the guy who’s about to be fired, “Just what, exactly, would you say you do here?” So FEMA doesn’t do law enforcement or evacuations…or pretty much anything but pass out checks two weeks after the storm. That’s what they do. How big is this bureaucracy? Seems like you could use 5-6 temps writing checks after a storm to get this done.

Posted at 07:12 pm by Johnny B