Mark in Mexico posts about Mayor Nagin stating on CNN that he didn’t feel there was a problem going on in New Orleans….on Aug 30th. Now let me see, on the 30th the flood waters started rising, but he didn’t feel it was a problem. How about the looting Mr. Mayor?
This from the AP on the 30th:
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With much of the city flooded by Hurricane Katrina, looters floated garbage cans filled with clothing and jewelry down the street in a dash to grab what they could.
In some cases, looting on Tuesday took place in full view of police and National Guard troops.
At a Walgreen’s drug store in the French Quarter, people were running out with grocery baskets and coolers full of soft drinks, chips and diapers.
When police finally showed up, a young boy stood in the door screaming, ”86! 86!” – the radio code for police – and the crowd scattered.
Denise Bollinger, a tourist from Philadelphia, stood outside and snapped pictures in amazement.
”It’s downtown Baghdad,” the housewife said. ”It’s insane. I’ve wanted to come here for 10 years. I thought this was a sophisticated city. I guess not.”
So not only was the flood water rising but looting had started. But still, no problem.
Gov. Kathleen Blanco lashed out at the federal government, accusing it of moving too slowly in recovering the bodies. The dead “deserve more respect than they have received,” she said.
However, Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman David Passey said the state asked to take over body recovery last week. “The collection of bodies is not normally a FEMA responsibility,” he said
It’s the Fed’s fault! Oh…you mean we are supposed to do something for ourselves?
And now wait for it:
GALLUP POLL RESULTS IGNORED BY THE MEDIACRATS:
Initial Response (total good)
44% (good) George W Bush
39% (good) Residents of New Orleans
38% (good) State and local officials in Louisiana
36% (good) FEMA/federal agencies
NOTE: The President’s INITIAL response to Katrina was rated higher than ANY of the other options — Does anyone remember reading this anywhere . . . nuf said?!
Recent Response (total good)
58% (good) George W Bush
59% (good) Residents of New Orleans
57% (good) State and local officials in LA
56% (good) FEMA/federal agencies
Despite the Mediacrats best efforts, Gallup discovered that 60% of repondents still had confidence in the federal government’s ability to handle natural disasters and 63% had confidence in the government’s ability to handle terrorist attacks.
The President’s Job Approval:
[UP from last week’s 45% and last month’s 40% . . . similar to Rasmussen’s 47% approval (50%/likely voters)and certainly much higher than the BOGUS ratings recently published by AP, Newsweek and ABCNews/WashPost]
The Blame Game:
49% of Americans say the media are spending too much time trying to affix blame
48% say the same about Democrat leaders in Congress
31% say the same about Republican leaders in Congress
[Not all Americans are brain dead sheeple!]
. . . Now you know the rest of the story!
The left’s attempt to blame Bush is a smashing success huh? Their whole strategy is blame EVERYTHING on Bush and hopefully something will stick. Pathetic.
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