I know everyone is tired of hearing me talk about Huckabee…but this is a must watch. Name me one Presdidential Candidate who is taken the time to talk about these things. This guy is not just some preacher from Hope who wants to be a “Christian Leader.” He is someone who not only understands Federalism, but can explain it and embodies it. There’s two parts to this video, the second part starting at 4:00, is about Katrina and Governor Huckabee connects the failures of the Katrina tragedy with the current administration’s Hamiltonianism:
This guy just gets it…pure and simple…he’s wrong about a few things, but not on this one.
Every time I hear people say, “The illegals are doing jobs Americans aren’t willing to do!” I think of stories like this:
Many had been holding out hope that they would be home in New Orleans by now, but the city’s rebuilding has been painfully slow, and about 100,000 are still here. They have settled in more or less permanently, some still on food stamps.
About 12,000 families are still getting federal aid for housing, the city said. Of that group, about 5,500 heads of households are unemployed, not counting those who are elderly and disabled, city officials said.
Sadly, Katrina evacuees, citizens of the US of A, are treated with less respect than people who willfully (and sometimes repeatedly) broke American laws to enter the country, and have no plans of assimilating or even learning English. What does Al Sharpton or Hillary Clinton have to say about all this?
Bobby Jindal takes up the case against FEMA. My take is that these things get slapped together in a hurry in an emergency. Many people looked the other way with regards to health hazards in the wake of disasters like Katrina. That doesn’t mean problems and mistakes should be swept under the rug. He may only be grandstanding, but I don’t see any other congressmen or Senators taking up the case here, if any other representatives are speaking out about this.
“Further, case studies show that even if residents followed FEMA’s guidelines on appropriate ventilation of trailers, high levels of formaldehyde can remain,” Jindal said.
A great article/lovefest over Bobby Jindal. I think any state would be lucky to have this guy as a serious candidate for governor.
Bobby Jindal doesn’t tell a lot of stories about what he did during Katrina. Seeing the devastation firsthand does that to you. You have to hear it from the people around him, the people who saw what he did.
A few days after the storm, there was a meeting of the Louisiana principals. Blanco was there, FEMA’s soon-to-be-infamous Michael Brown, a handful of Congressmen, and every local political staffer worth shaking a stick at, and some not even worth that. It was supposed to start at Noon. At 12:30, it still hadn’t. People were milling around, chatting, giving quotes to reporters.
Jindal surveyed the room for a few minutes. Then he saw Blanco and the others pause to look at a television in the corner—it was footage from another press conference they’d had the previous day, broadcasting on CNN. The politicians all stood around, watching themselves on the screen.
Jindal turned to his chief of staff, and said, “Let’s go.”
You can imagine where it goes from there. Worth an honest read.
Kathleen Blanco is stepping out of the race for Governor in Louisiana. I agree with CT and am pretty sure the Democratic Party in Louisiana knows that she has little chance of making it. I sincerely doubt the decision was hers.