Enough blame to go around

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:55

    To the Editor: While I commend the efforts on behalf of Eskil Danielson, I take issue with his partisan and inflammatory statements concerning the local and state efforts of Louisiana's mayor and governor. A little research would show that on August 26, days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, a Federal State of Emergency letter was drafted and sent to President Bush. The best way to have handled Sussex County's efforts in adding those displaced persons in Louisiana would have been to report just that — without political commentary. For the record, there is enough blame to go around. Noticeably absent from this story were any comments on the Federal Emergency Management Association's many failings in responding. This "shoot from the hip first, ask questions later" type of policy style does nothing to aid those persons in Louisiana, which was the general point of this story. T. Ryan Vernon