Push for Bipartisan Independent Review of Katrina Part II
More on the Republican's push to avoid an independant investigation that would produce independant data on what went wrong with the Katrina rescue efforts...This time from ABCNews.com's "The Note":
"Congressional Republicans have decided (for now) that their political interests (as in 2002 and 2004) lie in solidarity with the Bush Administration. "We shall all hang together" is the unofficial mantra, and the clearest manifestation of that is the decision to produce a congressional investigation process that is precisely what the White House wanted, in terms of timing, focus, and the make up of the committee. As of now, the investigation is likely to be as tough as any other that this Congress has done of the Bush Administration (which is to say: not very, or at all), and Democrats have no leverage to change that."
But the same article notes:
"This Los Angeles Times blind quote: 'One Senate Republican aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, predicted that public outrage over the government's perceived failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina would eventually force Congress and the administration to agree to an independent inquiry.'"
Remember, Bush and team didn't want the Independent 911 Commisions either, but were forced to by the voice of the people, especially driven by the 911 families...OK, let's show some "public outrage."