There is a problem there. According to the Constitution, the federal government cannot just assume the state and local government doesn't exist, even when they collapse.<quoted text>No one is blaming Bush for Katrina, most are blaming him for his failure to act, to use the full weight of the American government to help our fellow Americans and save lives, but I believe he had a birthday party to attend.
Bush released all assets to the state 2 whole days before the storm hit.
The city government collapsed the day before the storm hit and abandoned everyone in the city.
The state government collapsed when the storm came ashore.
There was no functioning sanity at any level of government in the city of New Orleans or the capital of Baton Rouge. And, EVERYTHING the federal government had at its disposal for emergency use had been released to the state government 2 days before the storm hit, and one day before the city government of New Orleans collapsed.
I can just imagine the media frenzy if Bush had just ignored the Constitution and pretended the city and state governments didn't exist.
By the way, how many hundreds of thousands of FEMA trailers sat idle in storage while everyone was homeless after Sandy?