From the Washington Post:
President Bush and Congress pledged separate investigations into the widely panned federal response to Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday as Senate Democrats said the government’s share of relief and recovery may top $150 billion.
“Bureaucracy is not going to stand in the way of getting the job done for the people,” Bush said after meeting at the White House with his Cabinet on storm recovery efforts.
So who’s he going to appoint to look into it? Why, President Bush is going to look into it himself:
“What I intend to do is lead an investigation to find out what went right and what went wrong,” Bush said. “We still live in an unsettled world. We want to make sure we can respond properly if there is a WMD (weapons of mass destruction) attack or another major storm.”
But Bush said now is not the time to point fingers and he did not respond to calls for a commission to investigate the response.
“One of the things people want us to do here is play the blame game,” he said. “We got to solve problems. There will be ample time to figure out what went right and what went wrong.”
No, he’ll leave that up to Karl and the boys. Meanwhile, he’s investigating his own administration’s response to the hurricane, and they’ll get right on it after they figure out who leaked Valerie Plame’s name to Bob Novak and where the WMD’s in Iraq went.