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Posted: 9/6/2005 1:20:02 AM EDT
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Do you agree with former President Clinton that government "failed" the people in the aftermath of Katrina?

It's at 81/19 right now because of the sheep. Now if they meant State and Local government instead of Federal, my vote would've been different.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:30:24 AM EDT
Hit it!!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:38:51 AM EDT
Dear god. 68,000 to 18,000

I dont think we're gonna un-DU that.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:06:22 AM EDT
Bump....

We need to try...

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:28:21 AM EDT
It is clear that government failed, but the problem with that poll (and this was probably planned), is they don't specify which government failed. No doubt when CNN references this poll, they will indicate that the Federal government failed (blame Bush). In fact, it was the local government that failed. And they failed bad.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:38:13 AM EDT
www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/05/clinton.katrina/index.html

Clinton: Government 'failed' people

HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton on Monday said the government "failed" the thousands of people who lived in coastal communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and said a federal investigation was warranted in due time.

"Our government failed those people in the beginning, and I take it now there is no dispute about it," Clinton told CNN. "One hundred percent of the people recognize that -- that it was a failure." (See interview -- 2:32 )

He and former President George H. W. Bush have launched the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund to help raise money for those left homeless by the storm. (Full story)

Clinton is just the latest in a long line of critics who have blasted the federal government for not moving fast enough to help people in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast one week ago as a Category 4 hurricane.

He said that the utmost priority was saving people now -- and evaluating the mistakes in the months to come.

"We've got the departments on the ground, we've got the military on the ground, we've got a chance to do it right now, and we should do it right," he said. "And then in an appropriate time we should analyze what went wrong and why and what changes should be made."

As with the 9/11 commission charged with looking at the events leading up to and after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Clinton suggested a bipartisan Katrina commission be formed. It would investigate what went wrong and determine "what is the best structure and what are the best personnel decisions" to make in emergency management, he said.

The elder Bush echoed Clinton's sentiment, telling CNN's Larry King that he is "not satisfied" with the handling of the hurricane's aftermath.

Nonetheless, he defended his son's performance.

"What can he do? He can just go out and do what he's doing today, showing that the federal government's involved, has been involved, will continue to be involved ... He cannot listen to every critic from the editorial page of The New York Times," the elder Bush said.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:05:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:11:56 AM EDT
The poll is a loaded question. State and local govt failed. Federal did OK even though the FEMA director is clueless. This is a poll to blame the President. I'm not responding to the poll.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:31:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 3:32:18 AM EDT by USMC_LB]
HIT !

I think the gubmit DID fail ! Horribly at that ! LOCAL AND STATE govts failed !

It wasnt until Bush sent in the MIL and the MIL took over ops that changes were started to be
noticable.

Govt did fail... but dont try to hang this around the federal govt..... this is LOCAL resposiblity.


LB
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:34:25 AM EDT
80/20

et another attempt by the "objective" media to skewer W.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:13:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
80/20

et another attempt by the "objective" media to skewer W.



+1



This group must be the 80%




Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:17:43 AM EDT
I'm also sure part of that 80% come from this group:



Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:20:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shootemup:
I'm also sure part of that 80% come from this group:



www.angelfire.com/sk3/spkhntrca/mfso09.JPG




These people obviously don't have a clue what, "All volunteer Military" means. Sorry his son died, but he did volunteer. Or did they reinstate the draft when I wasn't looking?

My son's going to be of age in a couple of years, if he volunteers, he WILL know what the risks are before he goes in. And I'll have to accept that, just like when I was in.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:07:44 AM EDT
How about a poll like this "Do You Feel That President Clinton Failed the American People while in Office?"
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