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Notable Quotables 9/5/05

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Quotes of Note that reflect what conservatives think. Or are up against.
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President of Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, in Tears
This fellow was on Fox News this past Sunday, 9/5/05. He told the story of a rescue worker whose mother kept begging him to come get her. This while the first responder continued to rescue people while pushing his mother’s concerns aside.

Yes, it was a sad story.

Unfortunately that first responder of Broussard’s sad tale was one of the few who even remained on the job.

Assuming the story’s even true for the talking points have been handed down. Broussard also spent much of his TV mug time blasting Fema and the Feds for falling down on the job.

Blame the Feds, make the locals into angels.

Didn’t happen that way folks,

Anyway, as the saying goes, half of Louisiana is under water; the other half is under indictment.

Let’s look a little closer at Broussard’s past and what he had to say BEFORE he got his CYA talking points.

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Playing the Blame Game

From climate expert Robert F. Kennedy jr.

From Huffington.com


Now we are all learning what it’s like to reap the whirlwind of fossil fuel dependence which Barbour and his cronies have encouraged. Our destructive addiction has given us a catastrophic war in the Middle East and–now–Katrina is giving our nation a glimpse of the climate chaos we are bequeathing our children.

In 1998, Republican icon Pat Robertson warned that hurricanes were likely to hit communities that offended God. Perhaps it was Barbour’s memo that caused Katrina, at the last moment, to spare New Orleans and save its worst flailings for the Mississippi coast.

RFK junior

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Another perspective.

From National Review’s Rich Lowry

If cable TV had existed in 1886, everyone in the U.S. might have been whipped into a hurricane panic. A record seven hurricanes made landfall that year, including a Category 4 storm that hit Texas and would have had on-the-spot cable newscasters dramatically fighting the wind to deliver their reports. All during the 1890s, reporters could have done the same along the Atlantic seaboard, as it was hammered by more powerful hurricanes than it would be in any decade except the 1950s. …

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Finally, the Most Hypocritical of Them All
The New York Times, which changed its story about funding for flood control depending on how to best aid the liberal cause.

The photo below sums it up nicely.

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  • http://cranialcavity.net/wordpress/index.php Marc

    You forgot one:

    “I’m very concerned about individuals who have been here, particularly since the first few days, and have been through a lot of hardship,” Mr. Nagin said in an interview.

    [snip]
    “I’ll take the heat on that,” Mr. Nagin said. “We want to cater to them.”

    Who’s he speaking of?

    Why his own police force of course. Comments were made during an announcement that he and police superintendent, P. Edwin Compass III have a plan to send his bedraggled police officers to Las Vegas for 5 day vacations (well…the 2/3rds that actually stayed on the job that is).

    Also said just after the announcement that there may be 10,,000 bodies of his fellow citizens floating around that need picking up and thousands still in the City that don’t want to leave.

    Kind of matches his pre-Katrina attitude doesn’t it?

    “To hell with own own school and city buses, let the Feds do it.”

  • Marty Thau

    Sounds like Rove is on the job and the word is out to lay the entire blame on everyone but Bush. But, if the truth be known, the locals and the Feds both screwed up.

  • http://cranialcavity.net/wordpress/index.php Marc

    And your point is Marty Thau? Your correct blame can be assigned throughout the political chain.

    But I bet, Rove or not, when it all shakes out more will reside down South than in D.C.

  • http://www.elitistpig.com Dave Nalle

    People I know who come from Louisiana aren’t at all surprised at the events and lay the blame on local government. The predominant opinion is that New Orleans government is so corrupt and incompetent that it’s a miracle they were even able to evacuate themselves – which they did quite quickly while ignoring everyone who needed their help.

    Dave