That Explains It

Friday, I noted that Richard Falkenrath — a CNN “security analyst” — replied “having it [flooding in New Orleans] occur simultaneously with a horrific hurricane … was I think beyond the planning parameters for the federal government,” in response to Paula Zahn’s question “How did the government blow it?” I wondered whose butt he was blowing smoke up, because the flooding of New Orleans was always connected to the impact of a large hurricane.

I ran across another reference to him yesterday. Prior to CNN, Falkenrath was a Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President.