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Tilting at Windmills

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September 4, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

COPY DESK KUDOS....This headline was only up for a few minutes on the Washington Post website, but I think it pretty well encapsulates the Bush administration's basic game plan for Hurricane Katrina. From the linked story: "Bush, who has been criticized, even by supporters, for the delayed response to the disaster, used his weekly radio address to put responsibility for the failure on lower levels of government....In a Washington briefing, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said one reason federal assets were not used more quickly was 'because our constitutional system really places the primary authority in each state with the governor.'"

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