September 14, 2005

It's still Bush's fault

Via ABC:

Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, a congressman used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings — even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned.

On Sept. 2 — five days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who represents New Orleans and is a senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was allowed through the military blockades set up around the city to reach the Superdome, where thousands of evacuees had been taken.

Military sources tells ABC News that Jefferson, an eight-term Democratic congressman, asked the National Guard that night to take him on a tour of the flooded portions of his congressional district. A five-ton military truck and a half dozen military police were dispatched.

Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard tells ABC News that during the tour, Jefferson asked that the truck take him to his home on Marengo Street, in the affluent uptown neighborhood in his congressional district. According to Schneider, this was not part of Jefferson's initial request.

Wellll, hey -- I mean we're already out here, right? Come on guys, help me out, eh?

Posted by Felix at September 14, 2005 04:50 PM | TrackBack

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What sort of racist are you, Felix, daring to criticize the actions of a black Democrat under investigation by the FBI facing a crisis after this horrible disaster? Don't you know that Karl Rove and his World Wide Weather Controller sent Katrina to New Orleans to kill blacks and destroy the little bit of personal property they had accummulated. How can you begrudge theis poor black man a military escort to remove evidence of official corruption recover his meager possessions?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at September 14, 2005 06:49 PM

keep it down RWR....don't you know the democrats are so devoid of ideas that the 'world wide weather controller' theory may end up as their next talking (or should I say ranting) point. I can see it now, Pelosi scaring the hell out of us just looking at her behind the microphones using your idea, Dean screaming it, Hillary trying to move to the middle reminding us its only a theory, Biden repeating it, but taking 1/2 an hour to do so just to hear himself speak and end up by saying that it is 'misleading', Bill Clinton laughing with his au shuks 'were can I get me one of them?', Gore wanting a recount of the number of levees that broke, and jesse jackson embellishing it as the 'the white man's wicked, worldwide,wreaking weather controling, just like the slave master, and by the way reparations right now, machine............

Posted by: cardinals fan at September 14, 2005 09:24 PM

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