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Monday, September 12, 2005

Shame! Shame!


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Jack Kelly: No shame: "Jason van Steenwyk is a Florida Army National Guardsman who has been mobilized six times for hurricane relief. He notes that:
'The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne.'"
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Well, well, well. Maybe the real scandal over Katrina was the bias of the news reporting in trying to pin something else on Bush, and the vulture like response of the Democratic partisans who will tell any lie, magnify any failing, and gleefully pounce on any carcass, real or perceived, in order to chase some illusion, no matter how faint, that the American people would want them back in power in Washington. Your heroes are Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Barbara Boxer, and Barbra Streisand, right?

Now it appears that most of the people in N.O. did really escape after all.

More of the Jack Kelly article:

"Journalists who are long on opinions and short on knowledge have no idea what is involved in moving hundreds of tons of relief supplies into an area the size of England in which power lines are down, telecommunications are out, no gasoline is available, bridges are damaged, roads and airports are covered with debris, and apparently have little interest in finding out.

"So they libel as a "national disgrace" the most monumental and successful disaster relief operation in world history.

"I write this column a week and a day after the main levee protecting New Orleans breached. In the course of that week:

"More than 32,000 people have been rescued, many plucked from rooftops by Coast Guard helicopters.

"The Army Corps of Engineers has all but repaired the breaches and begun pumping water out of New Orleans.

"Shelter, food and medical care have been provided to more than 180,000 refugees."

Shame, shame, shame.
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