Oy. See What I Mean About Dithering?

See Instapundit for an excellent round-up of what all sides are saying, with links to articles making the case for blaming or defending anyone you please --although mostly Blanco looks very, very, very bad. Curtsy to Ninme (she's back -yay!). Curtsy to Powerline for linking to this precise timeline of local, state and fed relief efforts. In the meanwhile, Gov. Blanco looks worse and worse. From this morning's WaPo.

Behind the scenes, a power struggle emerged, as federal officials tried to wrest authority from Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D). Shortly before midnight Friday, the Bush administration sent her a proposed legal memorandum asking her to request a federal takeover of the evacuation of New Orleans, a source within the state's emergency operations center said Saturday.
The administration sought unified control over all local police and state National Guard units reporting to the governor. Louisiana officials rejected the request after talks throughout the night.