Last Thursday, Jim Dean called for the White House to quit dodging responsibility for mishandling the response to Hurricane Katrina. Since then, over 32,000 people have joined the drive to get the White House to establish an Independent Commission to find out what went wrong and make sure it never happens again.Update: Brown is out for good (go back to the horsies, Mikey). Actually, this is a surprise...I can't remember the last time (or even the first time) someone in Bushco bit the dust, but Brown was a minor player by comparison, and "President 39 Percent Mandate" needs a scapegoat.
That's a good start -- but to get the Bush administration's attention, we need to gather enough signatures to send an unmistakable message that Americans want answers. We need to get 50,000 people to support an Independent Commission -- by Wednesday.
Sign the petition here:
We saw the scenes of thousands stranded in the devastation of New Orleans. We heard the stories about whole Mississippi towns still overlooked by FEMA a week after the storm. Yet Bush still has his team of political cronies -- complete with Michael 'Heck of a Job' Brown, the director of FEMA -- in place to lead the recovery effort, despite their record of costly mistakes.
This is madness. We know the people of the Gulf Coast need massive help in rebuilding their lives. They can't afford more mistakes. That's why this recovery effort needs sound, experienced leadership. We can only get that by finding the sources of the mistakes and rooting them out.
Let's get 50,000 signatures on the petition for an Independent Commission by Wednesday. Sign it here:
Bush's press secretary gave Americans who want accountability the back of his hand last week. He wrote off the outcry about Katrina -- from us, and from across America -- as a "blame game."
To families still living in shelters, campers, and tents -- looking for loved ones and wondering if they can ever go home -- this is no game. Those are the people the White House needs to answer.
This is a pattern. When the CIA leak investigation into Bush advisor Karl Rove heated up, the press secretary said, "Now is not the time to talk about it." Simple questions from the press about the failed Katrina response now get the same answer: "Now is not the time."
Nonsense. In a government of the people, a president owes answers to the people. We can make that happen -- but we need 50,000 signatures by Wednesday to send Bush the message that America wants an independent investigation of the response to Katrina.
Sign here now:
Democracy for America
Monday, September 12, 2005
Fight For The Commission
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