Letter to the Editor
People have said that Americans shouldn’t play the “blame game”. President Clinton said that there’s a time to review the failures of the government response but that time isn’t now. I have to strongly disagree with that.
Because the people rose up screaming about what a poor job the government did the politicians are finally getting off their butts and getting the job done. If we weren’t pointing fingers and screaming the evacuees would still be at the astro dome dying for lack of food and water. And if not for the blame game Bush wouldn’t be on TV along with the governors and the mayors trying to get the job done (finally) and at least making promises about what they say they are going to do.
We Americans have to keep the pressure on and keep the blame going. We need to see if Bush is going to follow through. We need to see if they rebuild the levies right. We need to see that the money isn’t stolen by Bush cronies, Oil Companies, and corrupt local officials. The blame game works. It is saving lives and helping people recover. What they call the blame game is what we call holding people accountable and taking responsibility. That’s what we elect them to do and that’s what we pay taxes for and we need to hold their feet to the fire and whip the stupidity out of them until they become the kind of people they represented themselves as when they ran for office. And if we can’t afford to do it right, how are we going to afford to do it over?