How much did (now Indiana) Gov. Daniels have to do with the underfunding of levee repair in New Orleans? This story from govexec.com explores that.
…a former chief of the Army Corps of Engineers disparaged senior White House officials for ‘not understanding’ that key elements of the region’s infrastructure needed repair and rebuilding.
“Mike Parker, the former head of the Army Corps of Engineers, was forced to resign in 2002 over budget disagreements with the White House. He clashed with Mitch Daniels, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, which sets the administration’s annual budget goals.
“Daniels, now governor of Indiana, did not respond to a request for comment.”