09/07/2005: Bush knew....
I had heard it suggested by a knowledgable source that a White House representative was listening in when National Hurricane Center Chief Max Mayfield gave that briefing to Brown and Chertoff before Katrina hit.And Bush didn't consider that video briefing reason to come back to Washington and start lighting fires underneath a few official backsides?
But according to this August 30th article in the St. Petersburg Times, on Sunday the 28th, Mayfield arranged a video conference call with President Bush himself at the Crawford Ranch during which he explained the hurricane's force and destructive potential. [emphasis supplied --LRC]
Len on 09.07.05 @ 11:51 AM CST