Everything is under investigation in New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington DC, not least the New Orleans Levee Board, directly responsible for the bursting levees and rampantly corrupt--apparently spending taxpayers money on a casino, a private airport for its planes, and a private dock for its boats. In this story at Canada Free Press "Congressman, now Senator David Vitter [says] "corrupt, good old boy" practices were apparent in the New Orleans Levee Board just one year before the collapse of regional levees."
More here in a radio presentation by Charles Goyette about the jobs for the boys, and the political plums awarded to the political hacks on the Levees Board--a reward for raising money and getting their friends elected.
Why is it that people still want government in charge of anything important?
[UPDATE 1: Story on the Levees Board is approx. halfway through.]
[UPDATE 2: Where the Levees are: the BBC have a graphic showing what and where.]