Saturday, April 22, 2006
So Dean Went to New Orleans and Said...
I am so happy that Howard Dean is President of the DNC! Now don't have a fit - I'm happy because Howie can come up with the best soundbytes and photos. I never have to dig for a story when Howie is making statements to the media. Take for example his latest comments down in New Orleans...
"I don't want to be partisan at a time like this, but this is why the Republicans are going to be out of business." ABC News- Oh Howie - of course you want to be partisan. It's in your blood. Holding the DNC convention in New Orleans was by itself a partisan move.
"The former Vermont governor said a more effective federal government by now would have removed the large piles of trash, wrecked cars, uprooted trees and other debris that lines streets in the neighborhoods hit worst." Washington Post- Actually a more effective local and state government would not have let it get so bad in the first place.
"If Bill Clinton was in the White House, this neighborhood wouldn't look like this," he said. These houses wouldn't be rebuilt, because that's going to take some time and some money and so forth and so on. But this neighborhood would be cleaned up, and these houses would be cleaned up." Washington Post
Amazingly, a few paragraphs before this statement, in the exact same article was this...
Copper, who has lived there since 1971, said this was the first day anyone has been able to work on cleaning up the interior of the flooded property. "It's been slow," he said of progress in the area, "but they say Rome wasn't built in a day." - Washington Post
"Republicans have cut and run when it comes to rebuilding the Gulf Coast, and we will not do that," he said." Reuters-As opposed to Democrats such as Howie making their FIRST trip to New Orleans since the Hurricane hit.
Amazingly the media actually had some issues with Dean and the DNC in New Orleans...
"In one of those odd political moments that combine a poignant message with somewhat opportunistic maneuvering..." - ABC News
"on his first visit to New Orleans since the hurricane hit" -Washington Post
"Dean pushed several wheelbarrows full of trash from the house to a growing pile at the edge of the street, with photographers clustered around. As he stepped into his protective clothing, several volunteers complained to one another that the DNC group appeared to be there more for show than to help." - Washington Post
"The Democrats chose New Orleans for their spring meeting in part to highlight the administration's heavily criticized handling of Katrina, which killed more than 1,300 people, displaced hundreds of thousands of people and shattered New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast." - Reuters
Another little item -The media reported the DNC and Dean were working with ACORN "a nonprofit community group that works with low-income families".
They failed to mention ACORN's other community program - registering fake voters for the DNC.
Ah yes - Howard Dean - the gift that keeps on giving...