Big Lizards blogged The easiest way to present the charges of incompetence, bureaucratic entanglement, and screw-ups from the Senate Homeland Security Committee's report on Hurricane Katrina is to post a couple of charts. Each of these charts was taken from the 20-page Executive Summary of the committee's report; I have included the page number of each "attaboy" or accusation entered on these charts, for those obsessive enough to double-check me.... Particularly noteworthy is the comparison of the "net evaluation" of each of the three branches of government;
And isn't it interesting how this analysis differs from what the MSM said.I define this as the number of accusations of failure combined with the number of accolades for success for a net failure or success score. Here are the figures:
- City of New Orleans: 12 failures + 1 success = 11 net failures;
- States of Louisiana and Mississippi: 11 failures + 2 successes = 9 net failures;
- Federal agencies: 10 failures + 6 successes = 4 net failures;
- White House: 1 failure + 2 successes = 1 net success.