Friday, September 02, 2005

Finger Pointing

Politicians across the country are starting to point fingers of accusation about who should have prevented the catastrophe in New Orleans. One of the most popular targets (especially from the left) is the President. That may be justified or not. Time will tell.

I wonder how long it will be until the finger gets pointed at the Louisiana legislature. Being a citizen of Charlotte, NC, I remember well that it was the LA legislature that decided to spend millions of dollars to attract the Hornets NBA franchise away from Charlotte. One would think that they could have spent that money on the levies in NO, but they made their decision. Now they will be counting the cost in lives. Shame.

Now if Charlotte wants to turn the mirror on itself, it will fare much worse on this point. They have spent hundreds of millions over the past few years to buy a new NBA franchise. What will they do on their rainy day?

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