"Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well."
FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005
"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, Sept. 2, 2005
'We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did.' "
Republican Congressman Richard Baker of Baton Rouge
"What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them."
Former First Lady Barbara Bush, about evacuees in Astrodome, Sept. 5, 2005
Hagee Says Hurricane Katrina Struck New Orleans Because It Was ‘Planning A Sinful’ ‘Homosexual Rally’
My wife and I lived in Biloxi, MS for five years during the late 80’s early 90’s. It's time to pray, ya'all, for all those down there facing another monster in the Gulf promising death, destruction and disrupted lives.
Will Fema be there? Will President Bush play like he did last time? Will the Republicans blame the victims for their situation? Will the Bush government be negligent in their responsibilities and foul up to the point of costing lives like in Katrina?
Will the GOP hold a big party for themselves while disaster rages on American soil?
Sounds like they are going to play while the South suffers.
On the first day of their convention - Vice President Cheney, First Lady Laura Bush and President Bush will all be speaking at the Republican get together while Hurricane Gustav will be slamming into the state of Louisiana and Mississippi as a storm of anything between a 3 and 5.
Even if the prominent speakers were to cancel the party will still go on. There will be citizens of the United States under great stress at this time; some may be dying or undergoing severe injury..
Here's Democratic Congressman Gene Taylor of the south Mississippi Gulf Coast attempting to speak on the floor of the House about serious problems his state is having with restoration after Katrina. from March 22, 2007...
Democrat silenced on House floor for Katrina remark (with video well worth seeing from CSPAN)
Just another example showing radical conservatives yielding to their lesser nastier selves, which has come to fit them like an old shoe.
Well, I guess we'll see if they've been sufficiently shamed into doing the right thing. They wouldn't want to look bad with the whole world watching the contrast between scenes on the Gulf Coast and Minneapolis-St. Paul; the election just might depend on it.
GOP may consider altering RNC plans because of Gustav.
This hurricane seems to have been handled correctly this time around. It didn't hurt to have a lot of help from Mother Nature.
for: All Things Gustav, from NOLA
Blogs mock 'Hookers and Blow' party at RNC
Daily Show Reports: Hurricane