Louisiana Governor Lashes Out Against Former Fema Director

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco appears before a Senate panel today, but she's already come out swinging against former FEMA head Michael Brown.

During testimony before a special House panel yesterday, Brown defended his handling of Hurricane Katrina. And he laid blame for what went wrong on Blanco, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and even the White House. Blanco takes strong exception to a charge by Brown that she waited until the eve of the storm to order an evacuation of New Orleans.

She says Brown's comment clearly demonstrates what she says is the appalling degree to which he's out of touch with the truth or reality.  For his part, Nagin says it's too early to get into quote "name-blame" but he says a FEMA director in Washington trying to deflect attention is unbelievable.