Some may be Warming up for Blame Game
Saturday, September 17, 2005
(SNN Washington) While we have seen many government officials seeking to suspend the blame game until a better time, preparations for that game are being made by the U.S. Department of Justice.
"Why are [administration officials] trying to smear us like this?"
Internal emails at the Department of Justice, sent out this week to various U.S. Attorney's offices, asked if their district had defended a case against environmental groups on behalf of the Army Corps of Engineers that had set back work on levees in New Orleans.
Seeing a copy of the email, a senior attorney for the Sierra Club remarked, "Why are [administration officials] trying to smear us like this?" Someone should be reminded that the Sierra Club is an organization that seeks to defend the environment. The Earth's existence may someday have a detrimental effect of business.
The FBI also may play an influential role in the blame game.
Some have even gone as far as to say another branch of the Department of Justice, the FBI also may play an influential role in the blame game. The FBI has opened up a tip line to receive complaints of public corruption and government fraud resulting from the hurricane aftermath. While some accusations have been made, it is unfair to assume that the FBI's intentions are anything but honorable. The line, open 24 hours, seven days a week, is 1-800-FUK-DEMS.
Another tactic being taken is attempting to place blame on the estate tax. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions has been personally sifting through the rubble of upper, upper class homes looking for the body of someone whose estate could conceivably have been affected by the estate tax. The Senator has not yet found any legislatively valuable corpses, but he has become especially good at chasing ambulances. Many are upset about the Senator's behavior, partially because it is an insult to the people who lost their lives in the disaster, but mostly because, as the Senator conducts his search, the Senator wears lacy black leggings and a revealing tube top.
That is all.
- Badtux the Snarky Penguin