Right answer. Wrong reason
Tom DeLay actually is right for once. (Hold on a second... need to take a nitro pill after typing that sentence.)
Yes, he's right, but being Tom DeLay, he's got the wrong reason. The question is whether or not to use the US Military as first line disaster response. Tom, of course, expands that to the entire federal government when he says:
"I don't want the federal government to take over disaster response, believe me," DeLay told the AP. "Why? Bureaucracy. Bureaucracy. Bureaucracy."I don't want to see the armed forces be the first you call on for domestic emergencies. Why? Police state, police state, police state.
But Bush so badly wants his banana republic.