GRRRR. Now the AP has video of Blanco saying she thinks the levees are still intact. Of course that headline is as meaningless as yesterday’s nonsense about Bush being “warned” about Katrina.
The eye of the storm crossed New Orleans about 10:00AM Monday. Just 2 hours later -while the back side of the storm was still raging and would be for hours- Blanco tells Washington…
“We keep getting reports in some places that maybe water is coming over the levees.
“We heard a report unconfirmed, I think, we have not breached the levee. I think we have not breached the levee at this time.”
The AP follows up that quote with this nonsense:
In fact, the National Weather Service received a report of a levee breach and issued a flash-flood warning as early as 9:12 a.m. that day, according to the White House’s formal recounting of events the day Katrina struck.
No shit. They got a report at 9:12 that the levee *might* have been topped. Here’s a clue for the AP, that report was going to come into authorities even if the levee was fine… Just like the 50 erronous reports of tornados people would have claimed hit.
First reports are -duh- first reports.
Blanco told Washington she had the report but that it was unconfirmed. So the AP has Blanco “caught on tape” doing her job properly.