This is great. Nestled in a story on Brown/Blanco’s respective trips to the hill yesterday and today, we find this bolded separation:
Nagin faults federal government
After which, we see Nagin’s quote:
Speaking to reporters Tuesday about Brown’s comments, Nagin said the former FEMA chief was trying to deflect attention.
“The federal government, state government and local government did not have the processes, in my opinion, to deal with a storm of this magnitude,” Nagin said.
“Mr. Brown is maybe under a lot of pressure,” he said. “I feel sorry for him.”
I also love the difference in the appearances yesterday and today. Yesterday, Brown gets anal-raped by several House pols, today, Blanco gets a tongue-kiss:
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco Wednesday refused to comment on criticism by the former FEMA chief when given the opportunity during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the recovery efforts.
“Today I came really to talk about job creation,” she said. “I think there will be plenty of time to talk about other issues.”
She was lauded by the committee’s ranking minority member, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana.
“Good for you, Gov. Blanco,” Baucus said. “This is not about blame, this is about how we get this job done. I appreciate your response.”