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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Where There's Smoke There's Fire

I am back from checking on the post-Rita disaster photo mission being conducted by the Civil Air Patrol for the Texas office of Emergency Operations - a first of its kind that has heads spinning with its success. In 7 days we have flown 125 sorties, photographing damage from overturned boats leaking fuel to trees in houses.

I picked up the Chronicle, and saw yet another story on yet more ethics probes of our incumbent representative. According to the article, it could be DC based scandals that finish off the incumbent and not the Texas indictment. I doubt he'll have much time for focusing on the district. Not when he's facing up to two years in jail. "Where there's Smoke, there's usually a fire."

Last week the incumbent's attorney had to contradict his own client, saying that the incumbent was wrong when he claimed he didn't get a chance to tell the grand jury his side of the story. It doesn't look good to get indicted and then get caught telling a fib the same week!

I have to sign off this to work on an article on Homeland Security implications for the Houston area I discovered the past few days working with CAP. We have bottlenecks in our regional evacuation system that makes future hurricane or terrorism evacuations even more dangerous.

P.S. I fell in love with the red, white, blue of the new USAF Aux 8 seat, single engine GA-8 aptly call the "Air Van." It looks like something the "Jetsons" could use for a flying SUV. We use them for photo missions and ferrying people and cargo. I can't wait to fly one.

1 comment:

Houston said...

"We have bottlenecks in our regional evacuation system that makes future hurricane or terrorism evacuations even more dangerous."

That has to rank as one of the most understated facts of the Great Runaway Scrape Redux that I have ever read.