The former head of FEMA claimed that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco failed to include New Orleans in her request for a federal emergency declaration.
Brown's rewriting of history, during a Tuesday congressional hearing, was a stunner to anyone who keeps up with the news. Three weeks ago, CHATTER brought up the confusion over the disaster declaration; Brown's testimony only further clouds the controversy.
•Blanco asked President Bush on Aug. 27 to declare a federal disaster, in advance of Hurricane Katrina. She included New Orleans in the request.
•Bush declared a federal disaster -- but did not include New Orleans in the list of affected counties.
Why not? No one seems to have a clear clue.