Thursday, September 08, 2005

Daily Kos: Investigate

Once again, Kos comes down on the side of honesty, integrity and clean government with this post, Investigate:

The right wing bloggers are running with claims by the Red Cross that state officials kept them from going in too soon. The geniuses at Powerline conclude:
The Democrats may need to re-think their calls for an investigation.
See, that's the difference between us and them. They put their party above the country, and would rather stiffle a real investigation than be forced to shoulder any blame.

We say, 'investigate away', and let the chips fall where they may. If any Democrats share the blame, then so be it. We need to know what went wrong, who f'd up, and how we can prevent this sort of thing from happening again. If Blanco or another Democrats gets fingered in this epic screwup, that's okay.

Unlike the calls to investigate the DeLay / Norquist / Abramof pay-for-play corruption, the Democrats have nothing to loose. Well, almost nothing. If there is fault to be found in Louisiana's emergency response, if Blanco and Nagin were negligent, so be it. Of course, I feel that way about exposing corruption in the House too. In this case, the good of the American people should overrule any political calculations. And it's up to the Democrats to make that stand. The Republicans are already neck deep into the blame game, the coverup game, and the head in the sand, to hell with accountability game.

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