Your tax dollars at work

Exactly what you suspected was going on in New Orleans:

"Sir, I know that you know the situation is past critical," [FEMA regional director Marty] Bahamonde wrote.

Less than three hours later, however, [then-FEMA chief Michael "Hell of a Job"] Brown's press secretary wrote colleagues to complain that the FEMA director needed more time to eat dinner at a Baton Rouge restaurant that evening. "He needs much more that (sic) 20 or 30 minutes," wrote Brown aide Sharon Worthy.

"We now have traffic to encounter to go to and from a location of his choise (sic), followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc. Thank you."

from the AP.