And speaking of pathetically disappointing action and lack thereof from political 'leaders':
Dust and Deception. Under
pressure from the White House, the E.P.A. systematically misled New
Yorkers about the health risks of the World Trade Center's collapse. By Paul Krugman. [New York Times: Opinion]
What were they thinking?
Maybe something like: 'We're going to protect you from terror by
soothing your fears by willfully misleading you and encouraging you to
take needless additional risks to your health by foregoing simple
protective measures you might take if we were filling to tell you the
truth and let you make your own judgements as if we lived in a
Adding still more fuel to the continuing 'craven' vs 'clueless' debate
that will, I predict, increasingly plague this administration.