Saturday, September 17, 2005

Part of Karl's disaster storyline?

Congressman John Conyers spotlights a new scapegoat - environmentalists - that may be seeking to place blame upon in order to mitigate the Bush administration's own disaster fallout: Fighting Bush's Katrina Smear Campaign:
I'm saddened, but not surprised, that the Bush Administration would politicize the Hurricane response. But they may have reached another new low when they enlisted the beleaguered U.S. Attorneys offices in the Gulf Region to find a scapegoat - this time in the form of the environmentalists. As Kos noted yesterday, the Clarion Ledger reports that the Justice Department put out an APB for dirt on environmentalists relating concerning the levees. I don't think this Rovian tactic will fly, but its important that we hold them accountable for this smear campaign. Below is my letter to Gonzales asking him to justify this misuse of law enforcement resources in the aftermath of a natural disaster. I'll let you know when - and if - they respond.