New York Times:Bush Faces Rising Complaints

New York Times: Bush Faces Rising Complaints__ by Brian Knowlton, 2005-09-05

Notes that many Louisiana and New Orleans officials blame US FEMA's slow response to Hurricane Katrina and the destruction of New Orleans on George W. Bush personally and on the Bush Administration and in particular Michael Brown.

"President Bush faced increasingly bitter complaints today from local and state officials in the battered Gulf Coast region as he struggled to exert control over a disaster that almost surely claimed thousands of lives."


"Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, a Democrat, said today that she was so angry about federal failures and second-guessing that if she heard any more criticism of local efforts, even from the president, she might "punch" him."

"The New Orleans mayor, C. Ray Nagin, said matters were improving but remained a "disgrace.""