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September 6, 2005
State of Emergency

It's been reported, and I even heard this over breakfast the other day, that Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco had failed to declare a state of emergency in her state until Wednesday of last week. This delay is invariably used to excuse the federal government's slow response. Another version of the "we would have helped if anyone had asked" canard.

Turns out, not only is it ridiculous in its conclusions, it's false and a lie from the start. And guess where the lie originated? You got it.. an unidentified "senior Bush official."

It turns out she did declare a state of emergency, on August 26th. Still, major news outlets are now reporting that she didn't.

The squirming (out) begins in earnest.

Josh Marshall has more.


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