Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Let's Give These Folks a Hand...
For putting the final nail in the coffin in the debate as to whether or not Louisiana's elected officials give a rat's ass about their citizens.
While Bush was finishing off New Orleans by dynamiting the levees and keeping federal help from reaching the residents of the city because they didn't vote for him, Rep. William Jefferson was doing what most of his fellow bureaucrats were doing... looking out for number one.
Add this to Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's assertions that the hundreds of city buses and school buses throughout New Orleans were not used because a) they were flooded out before the Hurricane came, b) none of the buses ran because Bush didn't believe in Mass Transit, or c) the historically lazy drivers were not dependable enough to help evacuate residents. (Her insinuation, not mine)
And don't forget Governor Kathleen Blanco's refusal to initially allow FEMA and other federal services into New Orleans because she didn't want to relinquish any jurisdiction to the Federal Government, delaying much needed aide to those who needed it the most. UPDATE: Via Political Teen, Governor Blanco caught on tape prior to a CNN interview admitting she hadn't asked for troops from the Federal Government, yet when pressed during the interview she says she did ask... she just couldn't remember when. Let me guess, Bush erased her memory.
Last but not least, Opportunist extraordinaire and future national political candidate Mayor Ray Nagin accused the federal government of being racist for not helping out his city's residents sooner, yet according to his own evacuation plan, he was responsible for coordinating the evacuation, and it was his job to coordinate the use of city and school buses to drive those less fortunate out of harms way prior to the storm's arrival.
I don't think Hollywood could have written a more tragic comedy with a cast of characters as pathetic as these folks. Sadly though, if they had tried, it still would have been Bushes fault.
Don't believe me, then why does the MSM still do stuff like this?
posted by El Capitan at 7:29 AM
The Dems and lefties know if they repeat a lie often enough people will quote it, repeat endlessly and it will become the Un-Truth. This is what is being done with New Orleans.3:43 PM