Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obama Issues PSD

President Obama issued his first Presidential Study Directive on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. It didn't focus on Frances Townsend's pitiful excuse for a White House Lessons Learned report on Hurricane Katrina . It won't seek information on why Fran omitted the hospital with the highest patient death toll, 34 patient deaths at Memorial Medical Center.

It won't explore links between George W. Bush and brother Jeb with Memorial's two coporate owners. Twenty four deaths occurred in LifeCare's unit. Ten were Tenet Health's.

Weeks before landfall, The Carlyle Group purchased LifeCare Hospitals. George W. Bush served on the board of CaterAir, a Carlyle affiliate. Jeb Bush was appointed to the Tenet board. It occurred a year after Fran's whitewash of a report.

President Obama's study directive will not explore any of this. Rahm Emanuel made sure to protect his Carlyle and GRTC Golder Rauner benefactors, the parties in the LifeCare sale.

But Fran did testify at the hearing. Maybe she's in line for an Obama job?

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