Riehl World View has the story. Early on in the Katrina disaster many on the left were fond of saying that the White House's decision to cut $44 million from flood control money that would have gone to New Orleans (and I'm not sure exactly how that appropriation was supposed to have worked) was responsible for the catastrophic failure of the levees there. There are many flaws in this astonishingly specious argument, but let's just focus on the entity that would have decided ohw to spend that money: the New Orleans Levee Board. Riehl World notes:
Along with establishing an Airport and Marina, the levee board is said to have also played a key role in establishing a floating casino and a fiber-optic cable network around the levee. Unfortunately, fiber optics don't hold back much water. However, I would think they, along with a marina, casino and private airport certainly could be good for business. One source indicated that the levee board spent approximately two-million dollars to erect a fountain and light show at a local lake in recent years.There's much more. Read the whole thing.
UPDATE: Thanks to frequent and valued commenter BlueBuffoon for directing us to this link to a Scott Stantis editorial cartoon that appeared Monday.