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Wednesday, September 28, 2005
The Blame Game Not my fault that the Katrina response was botched, ex-FEMA director Michael Brown told Congress. Is too, congressmen insisted. Is not; let's blame Louisiana officials, Brown said. Or even the White House. And, hey, don't forget Mother Nature. Inquirer story. A couple of people I worked with once suggested making up a Blame Game spinner. If something goes wrong, give a spin and, presto, you have your scapegoat. I think I'll draw one up. Meanwhile, who belongs on a Top 10 list of famous scapegoaters? Athletes, entertainers, criminals and business figures are fair game, not just politicians.