"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

New Frontiers in Incompetence 

Y'know, this stuff would be funny if we weren't talking about real human beings getting screwed right and left:
A South Carolina health official said his colleagues scrambled Tuesday when FEMA gave only a half-hour notice to prepare for the arrival of a plane carrying as many as 180 evacuees to Charleston.

But the plane, instead, landed in Charleston, West Virginia, 400 miles away.

It was not known whether arrangements have been made to care for the evacuees or transport them to the correct destination.

A call seeking comment from FEMA was not immediately returned.

I guess, though, that you have to give them credit - at least they knew that Charleston is a city, located in some particular state (which may be West Virginia or South Carolina, depending). This means that the FEMA agency staff is smarter than their boss, Michael Chertoff, who thinks that Louisiana is a city.


(Thanks to Pandagon.)




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