June 24, 2008

Bill Clinton's mismanagement costs midwest

At least that's what the loony left would complain about in reverse: Midwest flood victims feel misled by feds.

Juli Parks didn't worry when water began creeping up the levee that shields this town of about 750 from the Mississippi River - not even when volunteers began piling on sandbags.

After all, local officials had assured townspeople in 1999 that the levee was sturdy enough to withstand a historic flood, and FEMA had agreed. In fact, some relieved homeowners dropped their flood insurance, and others applied for permits to build new houses and businesses.

Then on Tuesday, the worst happened: The levee burst and Gulfport was submerged in 10 feet of water. Only 28 property owners were insured against the damage.

"They all told us, 'The levees are good. You can go ahead and build,'" said Parks, who did not buy flood coverage because her bank no longer required it. "We had so much confidence in those levees."

1999? Seems to me a certain Bill Clinton was president then. And since moonbat Dennis Kucinich wanted, in part, to impeach President Bush for his response (or lack thereof) to Hurricane Katrina, I'm sure he'll want to retroactively impeach (for the second time) 'ol Slick, right?

Posted by Hube at June 24, 2008 07:28 PM | TrackBack

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Okay, I follow the first part, and am with you through the quote, but I don't see how it relates to Kucinich. As I understand it, the argument in the articles of impeachment is that Bush knew hurricanes were historically a grave threat to New Orleans, he received warning in the days before Katrina, and that he subsequently did not adequately prepare for and immediately respond to the storm. That's a pretty different charge from mismanagement that led to a disaster nine years down the road.

Posted by: Nels at June 25, 2008 04:29 AM

Nels, it was largely tongue-in-cheek. I don't think Clinton should be impeached for the current levee problem, nor do I think Bush should be impeached for Katrina. (If anything, Mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco should before any proceedings are brought against Bush!)

Posted by: Hube at June 25, 2008 01:10 PM