BE A MAN & SHOW SOME GRATITUDE!
President George W. Bush says goodbye to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, before boarding Air Force One for the return trip to Washington D.C., after spending the day touring the Gulf Coast and those areas left devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Oh, my, Nagin mouthes off again. "You guys in New York can’t get a hole in the ground fixed and it’s five years later. So let’s be fair." To which ABP replies ...
Ray Nagin Needs To Shut Up: I do remember distinctly a few days after Katrina hit driving down I-85 in Atlanta alongside a convoy of around 50 NYPD and NYFD cars and trucks travelling south to help with the recovery in New Orleans, so if anything Nagin should be thanking NYC for the help. But no, he choose the low road instead.
Since Bush is every half-vast left-wing kook's favorite target, and since the MSM falls into that Bush-hating category, I'm going to take this opportunity to counter the Bush-bashing Katrina fest which will be airing for the next couple of weeks (at least).
Posted by Brent Baker on September 16, 2005, at NewsBusters.org is this golden piece, with VIDEO!, of one ABC reporter who must have been disappointed.
To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin: ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in.” She pointed out: “They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."
This past March, Bush was in New Orleans to view the reconstruction with Nagin, at the same time that Bush criticizes Congress over levee funds: “Congress heard our message about improving the levees but they shortchanged the process by about $1.5 billion dollars,” Bush said in a rare attack on members of his own party as he toured the devastated city.
“And so in order to help fulfill our promise on the levees, Congress needs to restore the $1.5 billion to make this a real commitment to inspire the good folks down here that they’ll have a levee system that will encourage development and reconstruction,” Bush added.
Everyone came to The Big Easy's aid. While their very own politicians did little more than blame the Federal Gov'ment -- one took the money and ran -- the rest of the country poured forth with their time and money, and even their homes, to do anything to help.
Even Dana, who lived through Katrina in Slidell, was more than generous as she tried to explain Nagin's re-election: Voters in New Orleans were faced with Nagin and Mitch Landrieu. The conservatives in New Orleans had a very tough choice. Judging from the calls into local talk shows, and the results of the election, many New Orleaneans were voting against Mitch Landrieu. The thought of another Landrieu as mayor of New Orleans was a worse scenario than the re-election of Ray Nagin.
And this is how Nagin shows his gratitude?