Here in New York, we are all still very stunned about what has happened because of Katrina. We can relate to what our fellow Americans are going though, as we had our own disaster just four short years ago. The call has gone out for help and we are trying our best to answer it, as we know what it feels like to have your entire life radically changed.
While some people are pointing fingers and trying to blame Dubayuh (some of it he deserves), I think the first thing to worry about is to focus all energy on getting aid to those in need. Whinning, complaining and fighting is not going to get people food, clothing or shelter any faster. Four years ago, differences were put aside, and every American joined the cause and some how helped in a great time of need. People came together and did what was right.
Yet again, we’re faced with the same challenges and instead of pointing fingers as to why we can’t provide aid, we need to suck it up and come together. We have all the time once we’ve cleaned things up to have hearings, meet in committee form and publish enough reports to keep Boise Cascade profitable for years to come. We must focus on the task at hand, and that is helping those in need.