Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Orleans Vacation!

New Orleans Vacation!
Originally uploaded by steakbellie.
Okay, tasteless & faked... but I've got to laugh.

And I wish the President would wear a PFD when underway.

And, who's going to benefit from the tragedy of Katrina?
Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

At least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President George W. Bush's former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast.

One is Shaw Group and the other is Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root. Vice President Dick Cheney is a former head of Halliburton.

Bechtel National, a unit of San Francisco's Bechtel, has also been selected by FEMA to provide short-term housing for people displaced by the hurricane. Bush named Bechtel's CEO to his Export Council and put the former CEO of Bechtel Energy in charge of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Nothing like fishing with your dad and taking care of your friends, eh?

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