Thursday, November 03, 2005

Malfeasance part of levee problems

Today's NY Times reports that one expert investigating what went wrong with the levees in New Orleans may be a result of malfeasance. Professor Raymond Seed indicated that he's been hearing from levee workers and contractors that corners were cut.

And, in a related item, rapper 50 Cent may be starting a new rapper feud, this one between himself and Kanye West.
"I think people responded to it the best way they can," 50 told "What Kanye West was saying, I don't know where that came from." Instead, 50 said, "The New Orleans disaster was meant to happen. It was an act of God."
It's great for President Bush to have 50 Cent in his corner, but 'Fiddy' might want to revisit this position if he reads today's NY Times about what might have gone on during some of the maintenance work done on the levees. Also, he might want to pay some attention to the testimony of those who noted that FEMA's Michael Brown was not 100% focused on his job after Katrina hit.