Are Republicans hiding what they did post-Katrina?

[Brock has kindly allowed me to occasionally guest on his blog on the topic of New Orleans post-Katrina. My views, of course, are not Brock’s, as his comments will no doubt indicate from time to time. Kodjo]

The Republican dominated House committee investigating the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina quickly requested and received virtually everything written from the Democratic governor of the state Louisiana. This information was made public on December 2nd.[1]

In contrast, the White House is stonewalling[2] and the House committee has, to date, not pressed the issue. Similarly, little information has been supplied by the Republican governors of Alabama and Mississippi.[3]

The House committee has finally decided to subpoena the Pentagon, who “said it had lost the committee-issued request for memos, e-mail messages and other documents related to the military’s response to the worst natural disaster in U.S. history”.[4] Don’t worry. They run a good war.

[1] Bill Walsh and Laura Maggi, Blanco defends actions in storm, She releases blizzard of papers depicting her decisive, frustrated, Times-Picayune, Saturday, December 03, 2005

[2] David E. Rosenbaum, Fight in House for White House Files on Katrina, New York Times, December 8, 2005

[3] Bill Walsh, Demo wants Bush team subpoenas, He seeks a timeline of post-storm actions, Times-Picayune, Wednesday, December 14, 2005

[4] Bill Walsh, Katrina panel subpoenas Rumsfeld, Pentagon says it lost document request, The Times-Picayune, Thursday, December 14, 2005

[This spiel was originally posted on Catallaxy, where I occasionally appear as the token liberal.]