Ad Agencies Can Help Hurricane Victims. And Some Are.

David Kiley

It makes many of us sick to learn from very good reporting this week just how much our government leaders knew about the vulnerability of New Orleans, and the nation, was to a hurricane, yet did so little. How much political energy, money and capital has been expended on Terry Schiavo, protecting oil companies from being sued for contaminating drinking water and opening up an Arctic wildlife refuge for oil drilling? Now, how much has been devoted to securing a critical port and waterway for everything from gasoline to breakfast cereal, not to mention protecting the lives of 1.2 million people in a beloved and historic city? There's a lot of failure to go around. Will any of the Feds facing re-election admit any of it? Don't bet on it.

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