Monday, September 12, 2005

More Accountability

The way for the press to require accountability isn't simply by writing angry editorials, it's about continuing to do its job in reporting the news.

One such bit of news is the fact that Bush continues to be either deceptive or clueless about what happened. Pointing that out might be a good start.

Another way to have more accountability is to investigate the rampant cronyism in FEMA and elsewhere. Now that maybe we've had another lesson in why having decent people in charge actually matters, instead of just people who you might want to have a beer with, it's time to look hard at the people in important positions in all the government agencies.

In addition, it's time to start looking into where we're spending all that money. Steve Clemons suggests there may be a lot of fraud in FEMA contracting. Follow the money...