This Space for Rent

It must be friday night.

[Maximum Leader Genius] is expected to shift $1.3 billion away from raising and armoring levees, installing flood gates and building permanent pumping in Southeast Louisiana to plug long-anticipated funding shortfalls in other hurricane-protection projects,

Well, sure, that makes sense. Even with the olympic class corruption that New Orleans is known for, you can't steal enough if you have to actually hire bulldozer crews to move around piles of sand and gravel. Shoot, there are billionaires out there who would cry bitter tears if they couldn't rake at least a billion off that lovely US$1.3 billion that's being reassigned.

(--The Times-Picayune, via Your Right Hand Thief)