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   Failed former FEMA head Michael Brown penned an editorial last week for Politico on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, largely absolving himself for the federal government's botched response. "Politics did what it does best — it found the target, the scapegoat," Brownie explained. "And in so doing, it gave the White House the opportunity to cut ties. Three days later I chose to resign" ...

   New Orleans resident, actor and filmmaker Harry Shearer — a longtime critic of the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the agency's responsibility for the failed levee system — welcomed President Barack Obama to town last week with a full-page ad in The New Orleans Advocate asking the president to "acknowledge the culpability of an agency under his control ... for the flooding of this city 10 years ago" ...

   Gov. Bobby Jindal welcomed Obama to town in his own way — with a two-page public letter warning the president not to mention climate change during his visit. "I would ask you to respect this important time of remembrance by not inserting the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism," Jindal wrote ...

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