HomeHurricane KatrinaQuote of the Day – New Orleans Politics Edition Quote of the Day – New Orleans Politics Edition Paul September 9, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, Politics, Quote Of The Day 33 Comments “If Sen. Mary Landrieu were as good at busing black people to safety as she was at busing them to the polls to vote, none of them would have died.“ Those of you who follow Louisiana politics know that no truer words have ever been spoken. Site Updgrades Caught in the crossfire of the drug war Tags:day, hurricane, katrina, of, politics, quote, theRelated Posts McCain-Feingold WaPo: How Dare Bush and Rove Be Upbeat About the Elections A Fertility Gap? About The Author Paul 33 Comments leelu September 9, 2005 OK… who’s gonna clean up my keyboard & monitor? Truer words… Cybrludite September 9, 2005 Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn! epador September 9, 2005 F*$K YEAH! bullwinkle September 9, 2005 I’d be willing to bet an ice cold 6-pack of fine Superior beer that she gets reelected , liberals have short and selective memories and rank the value of truth somewhere between manure and pond scum. MrSpkr September 9, 2005 I’ll take that bet, Bullwinkle. Too many of her core constituency down in NOLA have scattered to the four winds. A good chunk of those folks will never return. I’d be surprised if New Orleans has returned to 80% of it’s pre-hurricane population by November 2006. Sean September 9, 2005 I’d be curious to know how many of the poor who did not/could not evacuate actually owned their homes or were renters. This is relevant because if they owned, they’ll get assistance to rebuild. If the rented, their landlords will get the assistance and they (the poor folks) likely will not be able to afford the rent in the spiffy new digs. Joe Ego September 9, 2005 Can somebody update the post with a link to the referenced quote? Pretty please? Just for completeness. bullwinkle September 9, 2005 MrSpkr, they may be scattered right now but there’s no reason to think they won’t gravitate back to NO or at least in the area. Especially if it’s the new and improved version. Even if only 75% of them return that’ll probably be enough to put her back in office. CharlieDontSurf September 9, 2005 MrSpkr raises an interesting issue. For those N.O. residents relocated out of state, will they still be allowed (out of sympathy) to vote in LA if they intend to return? Will they be able to vote in the state where they are relocated if they are there long enough to establish residency? I can see the DNC rubbing it’s dirty little “re-districting” hands over this one. tony September 9, 2005 I don’t see why they wouldn’t be able to vote where they’re relocated, unless they’re still living in the Astrodome during election time, and thus not “technically” at an established residence. I moved out of state last August and voted in all local and national races two and a half months later. ReidBlog September 9, 2005 Yes, Paul, and if George W. Bush was as good at protecting Americans as he is at getting them killed, he’d have my respect… Jack September 9, 2005 Well gee, I would think Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi would know a whole lot more about busing than lil’ Mary Landrieu does. McGehee September 9, 2005 And if the Left were as good at arguing valid points as they are at making stupid insults at the President, they’d actually win elections once in a blue moon. jhow66 September 9, 2005 To ReidBlog: No you wouldn’t-you still would find something to whine about. Will Franklin September 9, 2005 So true. So true. Lew Clark September 9, 2005 Heard interesting supposition on talk radio here in Texas today. Texas has 70,000 new residents who think Republican Gov. Perry is a god, and aren’t too keen on Louisanna Dems. May be biggest cross-over vote in history. Jewels September 9, 2005 I’ll give that a yup. Paul September 9, 2005 >Can somebody update the post with a link to the referenced quote? Pretty please? Just for completeness. Joe you can link them right here… I did something tacky, I quoted myself. As soon as it came out my mouth I knew I had a winner. Nahanni September 10, 2005 I heard an evacuee say something close to this when I was down at the Astrodome a couple days ago. She said “They care about us enough to make sure we have a ride to go vote for them but not enough to make sure we have a ride out of town when a Hurricane is coming.” I saw another woman with a sign that said “You owe us and explanation, Nagin!” thatcoloredfella September 10, 2005 Before TCF posted a reply to such an ignorant, petty statement you’ll probably live to regret Paul, I thought I’d check out the rest of Wizbang’s coverage of Katrina. No surprise, I found it equally dispassionate, willfully ignorant, and full on damage control! While the administration pleads their ineffectual response had nothing to do with race, your quote found a better use for it. Just like, one minute, Brownie’s doing a great job! Next minute, you’re glad he’s gone. -S- September 10, 2005 Hey, thatcoloredfella, what have YOU done to prevent the need for “damage control?” Just curious. On the other hand, attempting to associate “damage control” and Wizbang in the same context seems like so much more of that muckity muck brown water that’s currently affecting (and has affected) New Orleans. It must be a tough thing to read non indulgent liberal crud — somewhat overwhelming, in fact, such that people here (most of us) will give you time enough to get your bearings. But only time enough, then you’re on your own. -S- September 10, 2005 Oh, forgot: Signed, ThisWhiteWoman. That IS the context of your terms, yes? fatman September 10, 2005 Re: thatcoloredfella’s comment (9/10/2005 @4:36 AM) Either you haven’t really “checked out” Wizbang’s coverage of Katrina all that well or you have a serious reading comprehension problem. Paul had barely hooked up his computer after HE evacuated from New Orleans (actually Metarie[sp?]) before he began calling for “Brownie’s” head on a silver platter. And I’ve seen very few comments disagreeing with that. At least one of them made by me, suggesting we should find out what happened before starting the (metaphorical) executions. Gringo September 10, 2005 Man, think of the lives that could have been saved if this hurricane had hit on election day. AnonymousDrivel September 10, 2005 RE: thatcoloredfella’s post (September 10, 2005 04:36 AM) …I thought I’d check out the rest of Wizbang’s coverage of Katrina. No surprise, I found it equally dispassionate, willfully ignorant, and full on damage control! Dispassionate? Really? Or just dispassionate in that some views do not concur with yours? Willfully ignorant? In what regard? I see a pretty wide array of opinions with all sorts of insight. Damage control? And full on at that? So your analyses are the “truth” and questioning or challenging your perceptions is to defend the indefensible? While the administration pleads their ineffectual response had nothing to do with race, your quote found a better use for it. If you read racism into the administration’s response, then it is your own projection coming to fore. Tired, overplayed, reflexive, race-baiting at its worst. Yawn. There is no, to use your quote, “elephant in the room”. There may be a donkey in our midst, however. Moon Monkey September 10, 2005 Reidblog/Thatcoloredfella: I suppose that when one is so predisposed to anger that you can’t help but get in your own way. Neither of you have the credentials or facts to categorically blame anyone for actions or inactions during the hurricane. Anyone familiar with this site has previously read your posts of shallow thoughts and anger…you’re just boring jerks. dchamil September 10, 2005 I heard the quip about bussing blacks to the polls from a female black caller to the Rush Limbaugh program. I think it was Fri. Sept. 9th. Not for the first time, something is funny because it’s true. ReidBlog September 11, 2005 To… whoever: Schilling for George Dubya and the GOP must be such sweet sorrow. 1) if you think that the result of this fiasco will be a massive defection of Louisiana Blacks to the GOP, you must be high on crack cocaine (or whatever Rush is jonesing for this week… 2) yes, we’re angry, folks, and if you’re not, please ask for some freaking humanity for Christmas this year, and 3) How is our quite well documented case for George W. Bush as about the biggest abject failure ever to occupy the White House, not to mention his critical failures in THIS case, any more a case of jumping the gun than your crucifixion of Governor Blanco and Mayor Nagin (not to mention the Senator, who I take it was the real culprit who should have bussed those people out…) because they’re Democrats??? (for every action there’s an equal and opposite Freeper campaign to impeach the nearest Democrat…) I suppose Haley Barbour, with 213 dead in his state (and personal accounts I’ve been taking for days about the unspoken devastation in Mississippi, papered over by Haley’s happy-talk) was a standout? Give me a break! I normally look to Wizbang for mostly intelligent commentary from the right (with a few instances of Limbaugh-like loonacy, just so it doesn’t get … like lil’ ole me… boring…) But get a timeline, would you? Once Blanco wrote to the president requesting a federal emergency declaration on August 26th, and the Dauphin had his people write back promising to get right on top of the situation and put the full effort of the federal government at the ready, the feds had a duty to respond. The city’s buses were beached by the flooding. The state was clearly overwhelmed. I have never once argued that Blanco is a hero here, but your inability to ever, not freaking EVER… find fault with George Bush is almost cult-like. This idiot could slap your mother and you’d blame it on her!!! What does he have to do to lose your respect??? For the love of God, stop kissing the president’s ass and look at what the hell is going on! …and I’m spent… ReidBlog September 11, 2005 and yes, I DO know that in my mania, I misspelled lunacy… oh, lord, I need a Tylenol… AnonymousDrivel September 11, 2005 RE: ReidBlog’s post (September 11, 2005 01:45 AM) To… whoever: …I normally look to Wizbang for mostly intelligent commentary from the right (with a few instances of Limbaugh-like loonacy […snippage…] but your inability to ever, not freaking EVER… find fault with George Bush is almost cult-like. This idiot could slap your mother and you’d blame it on her!!! What does he have to do to lose your respect??? For the love of God, stop kissing the president’s ass and look at what the hell is going on! [emphasis mine] whoever here. In view of your response, I don’t believe that you are looking very closely during your normal visits. I, one of those “neo-con”, McChimpy Bu$hitleriburton sycophants have excoriated this President on several issues. Others have too, regularly. I don’t excoriate him on the Left wing hatefest that is “Bush is a stunningly brilliant, incompetant mastermind turnip who hates Blacks and embellishes the Gulf Coast region with gobs of tax dollars to show how much he dislikes the poor while rigging elections and stealing oil”. But that’s just me. Your assertion, however, is a fallacious, intentionally or unintenionally misinformed, and invalid charge. Sheik Yur Bouty September 12, 2005 ReidBlog: …your inability to ever, not freaking EVER… find fault with George Bush is almost cult-like. but that’s nothing compared to your (and whocares/KOSsaks/Atriosholes/DUmbies) ability to always, freaking ALWAYS…find fault with George Bush. It’s more than cult-like. It’s your religion. Dead_Bill September 19, 2005 Hey Reidblog, if W spent the rest of his term showing his naked buttocks to passersby, he’d still be a million times better than Jimmeh Carter. Actually, I think that’s mostly what Jimmeh did during his administration. Andrew September 19, 2005 You’re almost right. He spent his administration displaying his naked buttocks to totalitarians of every stripe. Soviets, Mullahs, Sandinistas, there wasn’t a West-hating butcher that Jimmeh didn’t bend over for. And oh, did they take the offer… BTW, there may be 213 dead in MS, but there hasn’t been any looting, lawlessness, or people hunched in a stadium for days without food, water or a place to defecate. Now why would this be?