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Friday, September 02, 2005

Oh They Owe Him Something, All Right

The Power Tools defend Preznit Guitarzan:
So what prompted the order that prevented Hurricane Katrina from being a natural disaster of unprecedented magnitude?
The mayor called the order unprecedented and said anyone who could leave the city should.

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding.
The City of New Orleans and its residents owe the President a profound debt of gratitude.
So let me get this straight. Knowing that a hurricane of unprecedented strength was on its way, President Bush took extreme steps to make sure that all the white, middle-class people with access to personal transportation got away to safety, and did not lift a finger to help the 28% of the population (primarily African Americans) who live there in poverty and had no such recourse?

That's not a defense, guys. That's genocide.

Oh and for those who think Kathleen Blanco was just sitting around scratching her ass before the hurricane hit and the federal government wasn't obliged to do anything until she asked -- she asked (PDF). On the 28th.

Next talking point, please.