Daily Revolt

October 27, 2007

Fire Burns While Water Copters Are Grounded

The terminator obviously isn't as successful with putting out fires as he is killing robots. Apparently, he isn't much better than Bush in dealing with disasters:
State and federal officials on Saturday blamed each other for allowing nearly two dozen water-dropping helicopters to sit idle while deadly wildfires ravaged Southern California, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pledged to improve the state's response to battling wildfires.

The head of the state's firefighting agency lashed out at the Marines and U.S. Forest Service, saying the military had failed to commit to the training necessary to launch helicopters more quickly. The Forest Service had neglected to provide enough helicopter managers to launch the aircrafts when they became available, he said.

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They'd rather put out propaganda than deal with crisis effectively:
The homeland security chief on Saturday tore into his own employees for staging a phony news conference at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"I think it was one of the dumbest and most inappropriate things I've seen since I've been in government," Michael Chertoff said.

Bungling is the Bush administration's greatest talent.

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