U.S.A To New Orleans: "Go To Hell!"
Scout of First Draft crafted what is possibly the best post on post-Katrina New Oreans ever. It was prompted by this post by NBC News correspondent Martin Savidge and the comments that followed. Apparently whenever he does any news report on the Katrina disaster, he gets two separate responses depending on who is offering their opinions:
I've been covering New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on a regular basis since Katrina. That's about 19 months. Whenever one of my stories makes Nightly, I get two very different reactions. Locally, people say "Thank you" to me and NBC for continuing to keep the city's plight before the eyes of the nation... from that nation I get, "Enough already! I am sick of hearing about New Orleans!"
The comments following his posts shows why President Bush failed to address Katrina during his SOTU and why Lieberman is refusing to use his powers to investigate the administration's conduct during that disaster: they just don't care anymore, the people of New Orleans deserved what happened and should just go away. Here are just a sampling:
. . .Keep electing Ray 'school bus' Nagin, I'm sure that will win the rest of the country over.
. . .I am sick - of hearing how every taxpayer in America should pony up a couple grand to subsidize the rebuilding of a cesspool of a city that will just be wiped out again by the next "unlucky" hurricane.
. . .Americans are not just tired of the Katrina aftermath they are dispappointed that the folks elected in Louisiana don't have the sense of a muskrat who would move if his habitat is threatened.
And so on. Even though it's an exercise in futility in answering these clowns, Scout takes the time to patiently point out that the hometowns of each of these commentators have suffered or are likely to suffer natural disasters. In the wake of the fact that the Army Corp of Engineers installed faulty flood pumps during the wake of the Katrina disaster, knowing that it won't stand up to another Katrina-like disaster. They can thank their lucky stars that 2006 was a mild hurricane season.